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Thomas the Railway Adventures is a number-one children's television series.

The series was based on the Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry, its continuation by Christopher Awdry, the classic TV series by Britt Allcroft and David Mitton, elements of Shining Time Station and Thomas and the Magic Railroad, elements of the New Series by Steve Asquith, elements of the CGI Series by Greg Tiernan, and TUGS by David Mitton and Robert Cardona. All Thomas and TUGS music by Mike O'Donnell, Junior Campbell, Hummie Mann, Ed Welch and Robert Hartshorne. All TTTE and RWS characters belong to Hit and Egmont. TUGS owned by no company. It is directed by Jim Kelley

Characters Bio

Human characters

  • The Mayor of Sodor: The Mayor is in charge of the whole Island, and is good friends with Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Bertram Topham Hatt: Known by the engines as "The Fat Controller", the Yorkshire-accented Sir Topham Hatt is in charge of all the engines of the North Western Railway on Sodor. He had started life as a humble railway engineer when he was a young man. And when his father, the original Railway Director, had retired, Sir Topham had taken his step into his shoes and as today is still running the Railway from all those years (her majesty, the Queen, had even awarded him a Knighthood for his services). He is kind but firm when dealing with any troublemakers and makes sure that his engines always run right on time. He wears a black coat, white waistcoat, black tie, grey trousers and black top hat.
  • Lady Jane Hatt (nee Brown): Lady Hatt is Sir Topham Hatt's wife, who is reputed to be very fussy and finicky, particularly when things don't go her way, such as when she criticized Annie & Clarabel for looking like "Beach Huts on Wheels", and almost refused to travel in a hot air balloon to reach the Grand Opening of a new station. But despite all of this, she's a very kind lady and Sir Topham Hatt will do anything to please her - particularly by laying on lavish birthday parties. She has long brown hair and wears a blue blouse and yellow hat.
  • Stephen Topham and Bridget Amanda Hatt: Sir Topham and Lady Hatt's grandchildren, who visit them whenever they can. They are siblings; Stephen being the older and Bridget the younger by two years (and pink being her favorite color). They love the railway and enjoy going on trips to the mountains with their grandparents along the old lines, and enjoy seeing Thomas and the other engines.
  • Dowager Hatt: Sir Topham Hatt's mother, Lady Hatt's mother-in-law and Stephen and Bridget's great-grandmother. Any time she's visited the Island, there's always been some kind of trouble to be had. First visit was hindered with Gordon, and the following time, when she came for her birthday picnic, Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt struggled to find a suitable place for her to have one. Dowager Hatt lives on the Mainland with her dalmation dog, which she aptly renamed "Gremlin" following her first visit.
  • Mr. Peregrine Percival: Known by his engines as "The Thin Controller", Mr. Percival is the manager of the Skarloey Railway. He is often seen with his trusty old bicycle around the Transfer Yards, bases of operations where the narrow guage engines meet up with the standard guage engines to exchange goods and passenger traffic.
  • Mrs. Polly Percival: Mr. Percival's wife.
  • Percival Twins: Red-headed fraternal twin (one is male and the other is female) children of Mr. and Mrs. Percival.
  • Miss Jenny Packard: Known as "Miss Jenny" to her machines, she is the friendly Irish woman who owns the Sodor Construction Company and takes responsibility for a number of building projects around the Island. She likes all of her machines to follow the ruels and make sure that they are kept in order. When she is pleased with someone doing a great job, she compliments him/her saying "ye'd make a mother proud".
  • Admiral Star: A veteran sailor who owns the Sodor Shipping Company, he takes great pride in his Tug fleet but he knows that it is important to be hard on them in order to succeed. He is usually very strict if something doesn't go as shipshape as it's supposed to.
  • Admiral Zero: Speaking with a Orcadian accent, Admiral Zero is Admiral Star's business rival and the devious and scheming owner of the Z-Stack fleet and the Sodor Shipping Company. He is known to have criminal connections. He is quite bad tempered.
  • Garbage Corpation: The owner of the Garbage Corporation yard organises the 'Municipal Garbage Corporation' float for the annual Regatta.
  • Quarry Master: Quarry Master is the owner of the rock quarry.
  • Mr. Fergus Duncan: The controller of the new Arlesdale Railway. He was appointed by both Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Percival to run the line so they could get the supplies of ballast that reside in the hills on his line.
  • Mrs. Kyndley: Mrs. Kyndley lives in a lonely cottage near a tunnel on Thomas' branchline with her husband. She's a firm friend among the engines who always give her a cheerful whistle as they pass her home, and once saved Thomas from a nasty accident when a landslide blocked his line, by waving her red dressing gown out of her window to warn him. The following Christmas, Thomas and the other engines showed their gratitude to her properly by giving her a special Christmas party, and braved the elements and odds to make sure she got to celebrate with them.
  • Rev. Charles Laxley: The Vicar of Wellsworth, the Reverend is a kind old soul, with love and respect for all of God's creatures. He was the one who saved Trevor from his scrapyard fate, and has given him a new him in his Vicarage Orchard. The Vicar is responsible for holding the Yearly Vicarage Fete, which all the children, not forgetting Edward and Trevor, love the most.
  • Jem Cole: The technical expert on Sodor, he is Trevor's driver and helped restore him to his former glory when the Vicar was coming to see him at the scrapyard. Jem is also responsible for the restoration of various old rolling stock and vehicles - including Elizabeth and an old coach which went on to become the Skarloey Railway's Refreshment coach.
  • Refreshment Lady: There's no guessing what makes the Refreshment Lady so popular with visitors and staff - she travels along the narrow gauge engines' line to the Lakeside Station where she set up a smallshop selling refreshments such as cakes, sweets and drinks. Once in pure impatience, Peter Sam almost left her behind. However, thanks to Peter Sam, she later gained herself a travelling Tea Shop so she can sell her treats from any location on the narrow gauge line.
  • Farmer McColl: A burly mustachioed, hard working farmer, who provides the livestock and farmyard supplies needed around Sodor. He was first met when his baby lambs were stuck on the other side of the mountain during a bad snowstorm and Toby had to help get the vet to the other side and make sure they were all right. He is a good friend of the North Western Railway and calls upon them very often when he needs a favour.
  • Farmer Trotter: A farmer who runs a pig farm and a beehive farm, he's good friends with Thomas and Farmer McColl.
  • Alicia Botti: The World famous Italian Opera singer (a colorutera), who likes to visit Sodor for special occasions. But she wasn't entirely pleased with her first visit when she discovered a mouse in Thomas' coaches and her load scream smashed every window in town. However, she did appear to have an appreciation of steam engines when she saw a very dirty and grubby Percy pull into the docks, remarking he looked like a "proper steam engine".
  • Sodor Brass Band: Whenever the Island of Sodor is celebrating, there is a need for the Brass Band to come along and play their wonderful music. However, their trips to Sodor haven't always run smoothy. At one of their Summer Concerts, Bertie became stuck in mud when taking them to a concert - and they had to be saved by their old pal Edward; Thomas left the Tuba player behind when they were due to play at Lady Hatt's birthday party, and Rusty ran out of diesel fuel while taking them on a tour of the Skarloey Railway before a concert. However, despite these mishaps, they still love coming to Sodor and playing some beautiful tunes to brighten the spirits of any occasion.
  • Duke and Duchess of Boxford: The boastful Spencer's owners, the Duke and Duchess of Boxford use him as their private engine to escort them all across the railway network. They appear to have an affection for the Island, following their first visit they later bought a summer house and became regular visitors, becoming good friends with Sir Topham and Lady Hatt.
  • Christopher Awdry: The son of the Rev. W. Awdry the Thin Clergyman and original author of the Railway Series.

North Western and Misty Island Railway (NW&MIR)

Most of the engines on Island of Sodor are a part of the North Western and Misty Island Railway, which is run by Sir Topham Hatt.

Knapford-Ffarquhar Branchline

Thomas runs this branchline. He loves it dearly and considers it the most important part of the entire railway. It starts from Knapford and ends at Ffarquhar. Thomas and Daisy run passenger duties with Annie & Clarabel. Toby, with Henrietta and Victoria, run trains to the quarries. Percy is in charge of goods duties, although when Thomas is absent he takes over passenger duties. He and Toby also share the workload of stone trains to Sodor Wharf, one of many lines which crosses lines with the Narrow Gauge Railway. Other stops are Bluff's Cove, Callan, Dryaw (where Dryaw FC is located), Hackenbeck, Hill Farm, Hillside Mill (up in the hills of Sodor), McColl Farm and Field, Farmer Trotter's Pig Farm, Ulfstead, River Els, Crowe's Farm Crossing (a loop line just off the mainline), Shen Valley, the Sodor Dairy, the Sodor Toy Factory (at Knapford), Hillside Mill, The Lion of Sodor (the most famous statue on Sodor), the Windmill, Elsbridge, Maithwaite, Seaside Halt, and a good's station.

Wellsworth-Brendam Branchline

Edward runs this branchline, running from Wellsworth along a peninsula to Brendam. BoCo and occasionally Donald & Douglas assist in running the line. Among the stops there are Crosby, Pirate's Cove (where the Sodor Maritime Museum is), the Coaling Plant (near Brendam), and Suddery. It is one of the oldest lines on Sodor, having been open since 1870.

The Mainline

The Mainline is staffed by Gordon, who usually pulls the Express, Henry and James, two mixed-traffic engines, and Bear, who assists with passenger duties. Donald and Douglas help out with shunting duties and goods trains. Pip & Emma take passengers from London to Sodor. Among places seen on the mainline is Vicarstown, Henry's Tunnel (so-named in 1922), the Viaduct, Cronk, Abbey, Gordon's Hill, Maron, Black Loch, Henry's Forest (where the Sodor Wishing Tree is), Fenlan Fields, the Kellsthorpe, Killdane, Kirk Ronan, Lower Tidmouth, Peel, and Rolf's Castle.

Sodor Tramways

The Sodor Tramways is a company serving Great Waterton and the other villages on Thomas' branchline.

The “Little Western”

The "Little Western" (originally known as the Tidmouth-Arlesburgh Branchline) is a coastal branchline operating between Tidmouth and Arlesburgh, re-opened in 1964. It is nicknamed so because the line is decorated in Great Western Railway colors and is worked by Duck and Oliver. Many stops here are Bulgy's Bridge, Haultraugh, Harwick and Tidmouth Hault (which connects with Thomas' branchline). The line is based on the South Devon Railway.

Misty Valley Branchline

The Scottish twin engines, Donald & Douglas (who help on the Brendam branch, the mainline and the Little Western) work this line in Misty Valley. Their favorite place, Castle Loch, can be found here, as well as the Sodor Suspension Bridge.

Sodor Ironworks

The Sodor Ironworks are also known as the "Smelters' Yard". The engines who work here are diesel engines who are the main villains of the story.

Sodor China Clay Company

The Sodor China Clay Company is situated near Brendam Docks. The twins, Bill & Ben, can be seen here, shunting trucks filled with China Clay, and carrying it from the China Clay Works along a private line to Brendam Docks.

Ffarquhar Quarry Company

There are four passenger trains a day from Ffarquhar for workers at both Centre Island Quarry and Sodor Slate Quarry and goods trains run when required, and Mavis works for the Ffarquhar Quarry Company, shunting trucks for the other engines. There is only a platform and waiting shelter at the quarry. The stone is used widely on Sodor and on the mainland for buildings because of its hardness. Toby and Flora, the only engines owned by the Sodor Railway and Sodor Tramways allowed on the line lawfully because of their cowcatchers and sideplates, bring the workers to the quarry. Toby takes stone back to Ffarquhar, and both he and Flora will help Mavis with shunting when their not busy.

Sodor Waterworks

The Sodor Waterworks is located at Great Waterton and is the home of Harvey.

Sodor Cement Works

The Sodor Cement Works is where you will find Fergus working.

Fishing Village Line

The Fishing Village line is Arthur's branchline. It's somewhere near Brendam and Kirk Ronan.

Norramby Branchline

From either Crovan's Gate and Vicarstown, the line travels to the town of Ballahoo (where Henry's Tunnel is). From here, the branch travels to the terminus of Norramby.

Sodor Waste Dump

The Sodor Waste Dump is run by Whiff and Scruff.

Sodor Steamworks

Also known as the "Repair Yard", the Sodor Steamworks can be found at Crovan's Gate, near Norramby Beach. Both Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Percival's engine can meet here.

Sodor Search and Rescue Center

The Sodor Search and Rescue Center is the base of operations for vehicles of the Search and Rescue team.

Misty Island Railway

A railway on Misty Island, a neighboring island close to Sodor.

Steam Team
  • Thomas the Tank Engine, NWR No.1/LB&SCR No.105: Built in 1913 and arrived on Sodor in 1915, the East End Cockney-accented Thomas was one of the first engines who helped to build the railway. He began as a cheeky, fussy engine who began life shunting at Knapford. He eventually grew bored being stuck in the yard and wanted to see the world, resulting in a few follies like leaving his first passenger train and almost having an accident with delivering some trucks to Maron. Sir Topham Hatt ended up feeling sorry for him, and knew that he was a special little engine. Thomas eventually proved his worht after rescuing James after an accident. As a reward, Sir Topham Hatt gave Thomas his own branchline, which starts from Knapford and ends at Ffarquhar. He enjoys running it as efficiently as he can, with his two coaches Annie & Clarabel, and his friends Percy, Toby, Emily, Daisy and Mavis. Thomas is based on a LB&SCR E2 Class - the only one of his kind left - with a splasher at the front of his tank, a two-tone high-pitched whistle and a wide cab. Thomas is painted in the NWR's standard blue livery with red-and-yellow lining and the number "1" painted on his side tanks in yellow with a red border. Before coming to Sodor, he was painted in a LBSCR's brown livery with yellow lining, and the letters "LBSCR" painted on his side tanks. Thomas has triangular eyebrows, and a round nose. He carries the plaque he recieved from the National Railway Museum in York. Aside from his faithful coaches Annie, Clarabel, and Old Slow Coach (who serves as a special coach), Thomas also has a set of 8 green trucks for goods.
  • Edward the Blue Engine, NWR No.2/FR No.35: Built in 1896 and worked on the Furness Railway before coming to Sodor in 1920 and rebuilt in 1921, the politically correct (P.C.) English-accented Edward is a kind, patient and experienced engine with a heart of gold. He has been with the North Western Railway since the early days, but was sometimes found to be surplus to requirements. All this changed when Edward was given a chance to prove how useful he could be again, and he has been an invaluable member of the team ever since. However, some engines still believe that because of his age, Edward is not as useful as the others... time and again, he has been delighted to probe them wrong. Edward now runs his own branchline from Wellsworth to Brendam, working alongside BoCo and keeping a watchful eye on Bill & Ben. Edward is based on a Furness Railway K2 class - the last of his kind - tender engine with an enclosed cab with two square windows on each side as opposed to cutaway, rectangular cab lookouts as opposed to the round originals, rear splasher flush with the cab, a three-tone medium whistle and a Fowler-designed tender (flush-riveted 3500 Gallon type with horizontal strip removed). Edward is painted NWR blue with red-and-yellow lining and the number "2" painted on his tender sides in yellow with a red border. He carries two plaques on his cab that read "NWR No.2, Rebuilt 1920, Crovan's Gate Works". Before coming to Sodor years ago, Edward used to work on the Furness Railway. He was painted in the Furness Railway's red livery with a yellow "FR" on his tender sides and black wheels. Edward has a pointy nose.
  • Henry the Green Engine, NWR No.3: When Henry first arrived on the Island in the 1920s, he was a cross between Gordon and a nightmare. Underpowered and unreliable, Henry was often ill and caused Sir Topham Hatt a great deal of trouble. The problem was solved in the short-term by giving him special Welsh coal, but when Henry had his accident with the Flying Kipper, it provided Sir Topham Hatt with an opportunity to have Henry rebuilt completely. Henry was sent to Crewe, and rebuilt in 1950 into an LMS Black 5 with a larger firebox and new shape. He returned to the Island of Sodor a much better and stronger engine, and Sir Topham Hatt was proud of him. Henry still has lapses of illness occasionally, but continues to be a really useful engine and a reliable secondary express engine for Gordon. Henry is based on a LMS Stanier "Black 5" with three splashers over his driving wheels, a two-tone medium whistle and a Fowler-designed tender (flush-riveted 3500 Gallon type with horizontal strip removed), originally a GNR Ivatt Class C1/LNER Gresley Class A1/A3 hybrid 4-6-0 with a straight running plate, a curved footplate, a curve in the running boards similar to an LNER Class A1/A3, a cutoff third splasher, that is flush with a small, very shallow firebox flush with the running boards and an LNER B12-style tender with a Bullied tender top. Henry is painted NWR green with red-and-yellow lining and the number "3" painted on his tender sides in yellow. He was originally painted LNER green, but he was repainted NWR blue with NWR red and yellow lining and remained so until 1949. He was briefly painted orange-red as an undercoat before his standard green coat was applied. Henry sometimes pulls "the Flying Kipper". He speaks with a low middle London accent with a little humming voice. He has a brother, "London, Midland and Scottish Railway Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 5000", who is currently at the National Railway Museum in York, with 17 others of his class also preserved.
  • Gordon the Big Express Engine, NWR No.4/GNR No.1469: Built in April 1922 as an A1 with a GNR eight-wheeled tender and green livery on the Other Railway, arrived on Sodor mid to late 1922 and rebuilt in 1939, the deep-voiced, Posh English-accented Gordon was the original, experimental prototype for Sir Nigel Gresley's A3 Pacifics, and his strength and speed have kept him as the NWR's main Express engine since his arrival many years ago. Very proud of his appearance, the big engine can be very boastful at times, which can often land him in all sorts of trouble and awkward situations, such as the time he stalled on a hill not long after his arrival on the Island. Thankfully, Edward was there to help push, but from that day onward, the hill would be known as "Gordon's Hill". Over the years, Gordon has settled down to be a true asset to Sir Topham Hatt and a good friend to the other engines, always willing to lend a hand when needed and to put his great strength and ability to good use to help others. He is given a second tender which he only uses on special occasions. Gordon is based on a LNER A3 Pacific tender engine with a smoother-looking, straight running plate, a curved footplate, Stanier two-cylinder motion and Walschaerts valve gear (check the crosshead in two slide bars), two squared-off side windows on each cab, a one-tone low whistle with several slight modifications-Gordon's whistle has a cone-shaped base, and an unrounded cylinder-shaped bell, rectangular buffers to replace his old round buffers, 6' 6" driving wheels to replace his old 6' 8" driving wheels, and a pair of six-wheeled Fowler-designed tenders (flush-riveted 3500 Gallon type with horizontal strip removed) to replace his old-style GNR non-corridoor 6,000 gallon-type tender. Gordon has since been rebuilt below the footplate according to Stanier designs, his running plate being Sir Topham Hatt's own design. Gordon is painted the British Railways "Express Passenger Lined Blue" livery with NWR red-and-yellow lining and "LNER" painted in yellow on his first tender and the number "4" painted on his second tender in yellow (similar to Flying Scotsman), and his buffers are painted white. Before arriving on Sodor, he was painted Doncaster green with white and black lining. He carries two plaques on his splashers that read "Wild Nor' Wester".
  • James the Red Engine, NWR No.5: Built in 1915 as an 0-6-0 with wooden brakes, sandboxes over the front splashers and a whistle in front of his cab on his boiler, arrived on Sodor and rebuilt in 1946, the Lancastrian-accented James is a mixed-traffic engine with a brass dome. When he first came to Sodor, he was painted black and had a dreadful accident with trucks due to useless wooden brake blocks. After being mended, he was given a new red coat which he shows off with pride, and settled down to be Really Useful. He is a very conceited engine, who lives nothing more than to show off his paintwork whilst pulling passengers - but being mixed-traffic he also has his fair share of the goods work and does his best not to let the dirty trucks spoil his coat. James is based on a Hughes L&YR Class 27/28 hybrid superheated tender engine with a 2-6-0 wheel arrangement, 5' 6" driving wheels as opposed to the standard 5'1" wheels, extended the running plate for the fitting of the pony wheel truck, no sandboxes over the front splashers, a two-tone three-chimed medium whistle whose valve is turned on its side and attached to a brass pipe, which in turn is connected to the cab roof and a Fowler-designed tender (flush-riveted 3500 Gallon type with horizontal strip removed). James is painted red with yellow stripes and blue-and-gold lining and the number "5" painted in yellow with a blue border on his tender sides. James was originally painted navy-black with red lining before his accident and was given his red coat with yellow stripes and black lining to cheer him up. Sometime during the 1960s, James' black lining was repainted blue and gold. James has a round nose.
  • Percy the Saddletank Engine, NWR No.6/EVR No.1: The often naive junior member of the team, having arrived on Sodor in 1949, Newcastle (or Geordie)-accented Percy was brought to the railway when Sir Topham Hatt needed a new shunting engine at Knapford to fetch coaches for the engines. Even from day one Percy was cheeky and proved he was more than a match for the trickery of Gordon, Henry and James. But eventually, the work in the yard became too heavy for him to deal with, and Duck took his place as the station pilot at Knapford. Percy was reassigned to Thomas' branchline to help build the new harbor where Ten Cents and Sunshine sometimes work, and later became the branchline's main goods engine, shifting trucks from the yards to the junction and harbor. Percy is fun-loving and enjoys playing jokes, which can sometimes get him into trouble. Percy is based on a GWR Avonside saddletank with No. 1430 "Trojan" (who is now preserved at the Didcot Railway Centre) body shape, 1361 Class bunker, Hunslet parts, a two-tone high-pitched whistle whose valve has a rounded cone base, and a rounded top, a smokebox protruding from saddle tank, external cylinders and motion and sandboxes underneath the tanks on the footplate. Percy is painted NWR green with red-and-yellow lining and the number "6" painted on his bunker sides in yellow. Percy was painted EVR blue with white lining.
  • Toby the Brown Steam Tram, NWR No.7/GNR No.68221: Toby was brought to Sodor in November 1951 following the closure of his own tramway back in East Anglia. He had had little work there following the aquisition of most of his work by the lorries and buses, but by lucky coincidence, was met by a Stout Gentleman and his family who were on holiday in his part of the world and who eventually bought him to solve a problem on his own Railway. Toby has proved useful for the purpose of running on the Ffarquhar branchline. He is one of only a few engines allowed to run to the Quarry at Anopha (one of the others being Mavis) and often takes workmen's trains down to the harbor at Knapford. Toby is based on a LNER J70 Steam Tram. Toby is painted chocolate-brown with olive frames and blue sideplates and has the number "7" painted on his sides in yellow with a red border. He also has a gold bell on top of his cab roof that has two dings. Toby was painted brown with black cowcatchers and sideplates (which sported "LNER" in bright yellow letters) before working on his tramway, where he was repainted greyish-brown with grey sideplates and cowcatchers. After helping James he was repainted chocolate-brown with olive frames and blue sideplates. Toby's shed is at Arlesdale End.
  • Duck the Great Western Engine, NWR No.8/GWR No.5741: Real name being "Montague", the Great-Western-accented Duck was brought to Sodor in 1955 originally to replace Percy as station pilot at Knapford when the workload became too much for Percy. Formerly of Paddington, he is very proud of being Great Western, and has tried tirelessly to instil etheos into the minds of his fellow engines - often to their annoyance. But Duck will stand no nonsense from anyone, be it trucks, coaches or engines and throughout his time as Knapford station pilot, he had the yard running like clockwork. Eventually, his hard work merited him the chance to run his own branchline on the Arlesburgh line, which runs down the coast to Tidmouth and carry both ballast and passengers. He now works this line with the help of Donald, Douglas and Oliver, another Great Western Engine. Duck is based on a GWR Pannier Tank 57xx Class with added sand boxes, circular spectacles in the cab front and a two-tone low whistle. Duck is painted in the GWR's green livery with yellow lining and black wheels, splashers and pipes. He has the letters "GWR" written on his pannier tanks in yellow and red, and a gold brass safety valve cover, and carries a yellow "8" painted on each side of his cab upon a black background with a yellow stripe around, formerly a brass GWR numberplate "5741" on his cab sides. Duck had the privilege to meet the famous "Great Western Railway 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro" (whose speed record is 102.3 mph and was built in 1903) who is currently now at the National Railway Museum in York, and has a brother, Goose, a GWR 5700 Class No. 9681, who is in fine working order on the Dean Forest Railway, and 15 others also preserved.
  • Donald & Douglas the Scottish Twins, NWR Nos. 9 & 10/CR Nos. 662 and 663/LMS Nos. 57646 and 57647: When Sir Topham Hatt order a Caledonian goods engine from Scotland in 1959, he never quite expected to find two arriving on his railway as opposed to one. He had ordered No.57646, however, the twin 57647 also arrived as well. The two refused to tell which was which and left Sir Topham Hatt with the dilemma of choosing between them. He soon found they both performed equally as good as one another, albiet with both of them running into some kind of bother or another. But after their performance in the snow in the midsts of a bad winter, he decided to keep them both, which proved a wise choice. Speaking in a Scottish accent, Donald & Douglas are very strong personalities and are the mainstay of the goods work on the railway. Donald & Douglas are based on a Caledonian 812 Class tender engine with deep-toned, low-pitched whistles. Donald & Douglas are painted in the NWR's blue livery with red-and-yellow lining with their respective numbers "9" and "10" painted yellow with a red border on their tender sides - they apparently like the color as it reminds them of the Caledonian Railway, where many of their shedmates carried a similar shade of blue. Both also have red nameplates with yellow writing. Donald and Douglas were painted black from construction, and arrived on Sodor in the B.R.'s black goods livery with red-and-white lining on their tenders. They remained as such (with the addition of numbers on their tenders) until it was decided that both engines could stay, at which point they requested to be repainted in the NWR's blue livery with red-and-yellow lining. They have bushy eyebrows. Donald & Douglas have one surviving brother who is undergoing an overhaul at the Strathspey Railway.
  • Oliver the Western Engine, NWR No.11/GWR No.1436: The Great Western-accented Oliver came to Sodor in 1968 in a way very different to the rest of the engines. His sympathetic crew chose to break away with him and give him the chance of a new life, as opposed to one last gasp with the cutter's torch. After making a daring escape, they were soon stopped dead in their tracks when they ran out of coal and couldn't more more steam. All looked set to be lost until they met Douglas who was doing the late night goods train to the British Railway. he saved Oliver and brought him to the North Western Railway, where he now works on Duck's branchline. He has learnt much from his early days when he was pushed into a turntable well by unruly trucks, and proved to be a useful engine. Oliver is based on a GWR 14xx Tank Engine with a two-tone low whistle. Oliver is painted in the GWR's green livery with lining, green (formerly black) wheels and the number "11" painted on his cab sides in yellow with a red border, formerly a brass GWR numberplate on his cab sides - 1436. His paint had faded by the time he was rescued, leaving him a rusty-red colour. After his rescue, he was repainted green and has remained so since. Has a brother, Harry, a GWR 1400 Class No. 1450, whs is in fine working order on the Dean Forest Railway, where Wilbert works, and has three other brothers in relatively good condition.
  • Emily the Beautiful Engine, NWR No.12/GNR No.3: Having built in 1870 and arrived on Sodor in 2003, the Glaswegian-accented Emily is a beautiful Stirling Single engine, brought to Sodor to help with passenger duties and works well. But sometimes, Emily tends to become a "bossy buffers", as she tries to help her friends by correcting their mistakes and encouraging them to improve. Even so, she is a real "sweetie" and has her own two coaches, which she delights in carrying passengers in them. Emily is based on a GNR Stirling "Single" tender engine with a one-tone medium whistle, of which there is only one left in the world, "No. 1", located at the National Railway Museum in York. Emily is painted in the emerald livery of the GNR with gold lining and chocolate running-boards, and her buffers are painted silver. Emily is currently painted NWR emerald green with red and gold lining, chocolate running-boards, and silver buffers.
Other Engines
  • Eagle the Red Engine, NWR No.28: Eagle is James' older brother, and wise like Edward. He pulls passenger trains through the day, but often pulls trucks. Eagle, like James, is based on the L&YR Class 25 with an added pony truck and a Fowler tender. Eagle is is painted in the NWR's crimson livery with yellow and black lining. He has crimson wheels and a crimson dome.
  • The Naughty Diesels: A trio of diesel engines who work at the sodor dieselworks and like to play tricks on the steam engines in their spare time.
    • Devious Diesel: Built in 1953 and arrived on Sodor in 1957, called by what he is, the Neutral English (with lashings of Cockney)-accented Diesel is a deceiving, scheming character, who was brought "on trial" to work in the yard. However, when Duck tried to show him around, Diesel took no notice of his advice and ended up embarrassing himself when he moved the wrong trucks. This lead to endless teasing from the trucks, and made Diesel angry, thinking that Duck made them laugh at him. He began causing trouble between Duck and the other engines by telling lies, but was eventually found out by the Fat Controller and sent packing. However, in spite of this, he still charters from Sodor to the Mainland acting as a "spare" engine for heavier work, much to the annoyance of the Sudrian Engines! Diesel is based on a [BR Class 08. Over seventy members of this class survive today in preservation. They were in fact the most successful shunting engines in the world, with 996 of them built. Diesel is painted in the black livery used by British Railways for shunting engines in the 1950s. His siderods were grey; later, they are black.
    • Diesel 10 the Warship Diesel, NWR No. D10/BR No.781: Built in 1954, originally named Jorgen and arrived on Sodor in 1984, the deep-voiced gruff-sounding Neutral English (with lashings of Cockney)-accented Diesel 10 is a deceiving, scheming character. He is Sodor's biggest and strongest diesel, his power being enforced by his claw. All engines, steam and diesel alike, fear and respect him. Despite his aggressiveness, he will help on occasion, but only when it suits his personal interest. He can have a caring side, but he very rarely shows it. Diesel 10 is based on a BR Class 42 "Warship" with an added large non-regulation hydraulic metal claw connected to a hydraulic crane arm on his roof. Diesel 10 is painted rusty-olive green-yellow ochre with yellow-tan stripes along his body, and covered in oil stain, thick bushy eyebrows and a brown-grey claw.
    • Splatter & Dodge the Diesel Brothers: Built in 1953 and arrived on Sodor in 1984, Splatter & Dodge are as devious and spiteful as Diesel 10 himself. They are also Diesel 10's bumbling henchmen, and silly, dim-witted sidekicks. They work in the Sodor Dieselworks, bringing in scrap metal from the scrapyards to melt down and use again. They believe that all steam engines are smelly and useless and should be scrapped. But as they can't get away with that under Sir Topham Hatt's watchful eye, they just have to put up with teasing them instead. Splatter & Dodge are based on BR Class 08 diesel shunters, and two which are part of the National Railway Museum, known by their numbers "08911" & "13079", and another "No. 13308 Charile" who works on the Dean Forest Railway. Splatter is painted purple and gray while Dodge is painted olive and gray. Both have their names painted on their sides in white, and are heavily weathered.
    • 'Arry & Bert the Scrap Diesels: 'Arry & Bert are as devious and spiteful as Diesel 10 himself. They work in the Sodor Ironworks, bringing in scrap metal from the scrapyards to melt down and use again. They believe that all steam engines are smelly and useless and should be scrapped. But as they can't get away with that under Sir Topham Hatt's watchful eye, they just have to put up with teasing them instead. 'Arry & Bert are based on BR Class 08 diesel shunters. 'Arry & Bert are painted green-grey with yellow hazard stripes on their fronts and rears and bright yellow cabs and have "Sodor Ironworks" written on their sides in white. 'Arry has narrow eyes, while Bert has stubble and a deep voice with a West London accent.
  • Daisy the Diesel Railcar, NWR No. D1: When Thomas had an accident in 1961, Daisy arrived on Sodor as a visitor and was brought in to help Percy and Toby run the branchline. But she proved to be troublesome, stuck-up, lazy and stubborn, and only did whatever work she chose. Sir Topham Hatt threatened to send her packing until Percy had his predicament, leaving Toby and Daisy to run the branch by themselves. And after Toby put in a good word for her, she was allowed to stay. Daisy helps Thomas with the passengers and sometimes takes the milk, or looks after Henrietta for Toby. But to be fair, although still flouncy, she's really a sweet engine and takes a liking for Mavis and Emily especially. Daisy is based on a Metro-Cammell DMU Class 101/102 diesel. She has recently been rebuilt as a 2-car set formation, like a regular British Rail Class 101. Daisy is painted green with yellow lining, similar to the livery of the British Railways DMUs in the 1960s. She wears makeup, including eyelashes, red lipstick, blush and blue eyeshadow.
  • Bill & Ben the Tank Engine Twins, Nos. SCC 1 & 2: Built in 1953, and arrived on Sodor in 1966, the cockney-accented Bill & Ben are two saddle tank engine twins. Completely identical, they work at the China Clay pits near Brendam Docks on Edward's branchline, pulling their loads for the main line engines and ships in the harbors. They are a mischievous pair, who love playing jokes and teasing the other engines - especially Gordon. The twins are also frequently used in other quarries across the Island, often found working with Mavis at Centre Island Quarry, and have been used to shunt in the harbor yards when needed. Bill & Ben are based on Bagnall Saddle Tank engines, Alfred and Judy, two of which are preserved and in working order at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Bill has a high-pitched whistle and Ben has a higher-pitched whistle. Bill & Ben are painted dark orange with red lining. Both have brown nameplates with yellow writing "SCC" written on both sides in yellow and "Brendam Bay" on the front of their saddle tanks. They have number plates reading 1 and 2 respectively above both the back of their cabs and their faces.
  • BoCo the Metropolitan Diesel, NWR No. D2/BR No. D5702: BoCo first arrived on Sodor in 1965 as a visitor and had the misfortune to encounter Bill & Ben, who mistook him for a thieving "Diseasel", causing him great confusion. But after having proved to being Really Useful during his stay, Sir Topham Hatt welcomed him as "one of the family". BoCo lives at Wellsworth and helps Edward run his branchline, but he is always welcomed anywhere. He's a kind natured diesel with a sense of humor, which makes handling Bill & Ben much easier over the years. Sadly, BoCo is one of the only members of his class left, the other undergoing a long-term restoration at the East Lancashire Railway. BoCo is based on a BR Class 28 diesel-electric engine. BoCo is painted in the green livery of British Railways used in the 1960s with yellow warning panels. BoCo has a brother, D5705, who is preserved at the East Lancashire Railway.
  • Bear the Mainline Diesel, No. D3/BR No. D7101: The gruff Cockney-accented Bear started out in life as an engine on the Mainland, numbered 7101, who came to Sodor along with Diesel 199 for a loan period. He did not approve of his companion's comments toward the steam engines they were staying with and duly told him so. during a run with the Express, in which ironically both diesels failed and had to be brought home by Henry, 7101 struck up a friendship with the big green engine and won a second chance with Sir Topham Hatt. The other engines gave him the nickname of Bear because of the way his engine growled, although this cannot be helped, Bear doesn't mind and accepts the nickname as a term of endearment. Bear is based on a BR Class 35. He is painted in the British Rail's green livery with a narrow band of lime along the bottom of the sides with cream window surrounds and yellow warning panels. When he first arrived on Sodor, he wore the B.R. "Rail Blue" livery with yellow warning panels. He helps pulls the express if Gordon, Henry and James are busy.
  • Mavis the Quarry Diesel, BR. No. D2203/No. FQC 1/NWR No. D4: Arrived on Sodor in 1962, the Liverpudlian-accented Mavis was first brought to shunt trucks at Ffarquhar Quarry. Her wheels are hidden by cowcatchers and sideplates like Toby's. But being young she was full of her own ideas, and caused Toby many a headache by constantly rearranging his trucks and ignoring his advice. But an unfortunate accident soon provided a chance to help Mavis see sense. Her plans to go further down the line by asking the trucks to bump her also went awry, leaving Toby stranded on a collapsing bridge when they bumped him instead. After a daring rescue, Mavis was given permission by Sir Topham Hatt and Quarry Manager to go down the line to the yards with trucks, and with help from Toby she settled down and became a more mature engine. Mavis is now a shining example to all of the other engines, and often helps provide guidance where needed. You can often find Mavis shunting trucks with Bill & Ben at Centre Island Quarry. Mavis is based on a BR Class 04, fitted with additional cowcatchers and sideplates so she can run near public roads and for use on the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway. Mavis is painted black with hazard stripes on her front and rear. She has her name and "The Ffarquhar Quarry Co. Ltd." written on both sides in white.
  • Wendell the Works Diesel, NWR No. D5: Wendell is a diesel engine who lives at Crovan's Gate and occasionally does odd jobs on the railway. The Works Diesel is based on BR Class 47 "Brush" Co-Co. The Works Diesel is painted in a British Rail "Rail Blue" livery with yellow warning panels.
  • Pip & Emma the High-Speed Train, NWR No. D6 and D7: Built in 1976 and arrived on Sodor in 1986, Philippa (or pip for short) and Emma are an intercity high speed train, who were brought to stand in for Gordon when he took a special to Charlsie. Although they suffered problems when they tried to help, the other engines took an instant liking to their kindness they receieved from them. Following Privatisation, Sir Topham Hatt had decided to buy Pip & Emma and use them for work on his railway to allow for a faster service on Express trains. Pip & Emma are based on the British Rail Class 43 (HST), first built in 1976, that holds the world rail speed for a diesel: 148 mph, and are painted in the original InterCity 125 livery of yellow and blue.
  • Barry the Rescue Engine, NWR No.54: Barry is a red tank engine working on Duck's branch line. He is partnered with Donald and Douglas to help them on the branchlines. Barry is based on the LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T. He is painted red with blue and yellow lining.
  • Derek the Paxman Diesel, NWR No. D8/BR No. D2512: Sir Topham Hatt had decided to bring in another diesel to help Bill, Ben and BoCo at the China Clay Works. However he didn't bargain for Derek. Derek is a kind, jolly sort of chap, but his locomotive type has a design flaw, causing him to suffer dearly from teething troubles and constant breakdowns, and spends many a day at the Steamworks. Despite their dislike for most diesels, Bill & Ben eventually felt sorry for him for trying to help out. Derek is based on a BR Class 17. Derek is painted in the British Railway's green livery with yellow warning panels.
  • Salty the Dockyard Diesel, BR No.2991: Having arrived on Sodor in 2002, the West Country-accented Salty is an old diesel who has travelled the world and seen many amazing sights. He works hard and seldom complains, and he always entertains the engines with his endless amounts of stories and tales from the places he has visited. He is also well known for keeping the trucks in order by singing sea shanties as they work. Salty has a big heart and always comes to the aid of any engine. Salty is based on a BR Class 07 diesel shunter. The number he has is a real number belonging to a member of his class, which is at the preserved Kent and East Sussex Railway. Salty is painted crimson with pink warning stripes along his body, wasp stripes on his front and rear and yellow bufferbeams with signs of rust. At the top of his forehead, he has the rim of a skipper's hat.
  • Harvey the Crane Engine, NWR No.27: Having arrived on Sodor in 2001, the deep-voiced, big-chinned, South London-accented Harvey came to Sodor on a rough patch. Before giving a demonstration to earn his place on the railway, he was hurt by the other engines' unkind comments about his strange boiler crane arm. But when percy had a derailment, Harvey made quick work in clearing up the wreckage and making a good enough impression to stay on Sodor. He is a kind, tough engine used for smaller jobs that his arm is best suited for and makes short work of any task he is given. Harvey is based on a Dubs industrail Crane Engine No. 4101, known as "Dubsy". With perhaps the most distinctive appearance of any engine, Harvey is painted burgundy with yellow line-work and brown square buffers. His name and the number "27" is written on both his sides in yellow, however his number is painted on his crane. He has a mellow sort of whistle.
  • Fergus the Railway Traction Engine, NWR No.48: Having arrived on Sodor in 2003, Fergus has been working on the Island of Sodor for some time but has never really been noticed from having spent many of his years at the Cement Works. He is known to be a strict engine, knowing every rule and regulation by heart, and is constantly nagging the other engines to "Do It Right!" if they ever did wrong. But he is a kind engine as well, and prefers working with sensible engines who complete their jobs without fuss. Fergus is based on the Aveling & Porter 2-2-0 T9 class railway traction engine No. 9449 "Blue Circle", which is the only one left in the world and currently living on the Battlefield Line in Leicestershire. Fergus is painted navy with gold boiler bands and red wheels. His whistle sounds like a tugboat.
  • Arthur the Big Tank Engine, NWR No.52: Having arrived on Sodor in 2003, Arthur is the largest tank engine on Sodor, bought from the LMS to shunt trucks and haul goods. He was famous for his "Spotless Record" for not having been in trouble or made a mess. This made Thomas jealous and forced him to play a disasterous trick resulting in Arthur having an accident and spoiling his record. But he soon left his past behind and continues to work hard in a no-nonsense manner. He is now in charge of the Fishing Route by a coastal village, where the glorious smell of fish hangs in the air for him to enjoy. Arthur is based on a LMS Ivatt 2MT. Arthur is painted LMS burgundy with gold lining and "LMS" on his sides in yellow. His livery is inauthentic: if Arthur had been one of the ten 2MT 2-6-2Ts built for the LMS, he would have been painted postwar black with "LMS" written on his tank. Arthur's whistle sounds sort of like a tugboat or a narrow gauge whistle. Four of his brothers are preserved.
  • Murdoch the Mighty Engine, NWR No.49: Arrived on Sodor in 2003, the Scottish-accented Murdoch is one of the largest engines on Sodor, and was brought to the Island to pull heavy goods trains for long distances. Despite his size, he's actually a gentle giant and much prefers some peace and quiet without the hustle and bustle of the yards - and there is no better place for him than a run through the countryside. However, he has learned from previous experience that being in the company of chatterbox engines can often be far better than the baa-ing of sheep, which he once found to be too much for him to bear. Murdoch is based on a BR Standard 9F tender engine, the last make of steam engines to be built for British Railways in 1960 until "Tornado" was built in 2008. Murdoch is painted orange with green and red lining. He has a low whistle, smoke deflectors, on which he wears red nameplates with gold lettering. Murdoch has a brother "British Rail Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star" who is currently at the National Railway Museum in York, and another, "No. 92240", in service on the Bluebell Railway, and seven others also preserved.
  • Lady the Special Engine: Built in 1899 and arrived on Sodor in 1984, the London-accented Lady was the second steam engine to come to the North Western Railway, after Hiro. She works high up in the mountains and was nicknamed "Princess of the Railway". She can often be relayed on to help out if there are no other engines available anywhere. Lady doesn't seem to be based on any real locomotive prototype, but it has been suggested that she bears some resemblance to a K&SER Northiam with the rear cab cut off and an enlarged chimney. She is also said to be based on "Lively Polly", owned by the Liverpool Overhead Railway Company. Lady is painted red-purple with gold head lamps on the front footplate, gold buffers, smokebox and funnel top, dome and whistles, side rods, lining and her name on each side in gold. She is also painted black on her cab roof, lower funnel section and her footplate. She has a loud whistle.
  • Molly the Yellow Engine, NWR No.23/LNER No.8867/BR No.62538/EVR No.10: Built in 1904, withdrawn in 1952 and later 1966 and having arrived on Sodor in 2005, the Central English-accented Molly is a young yellow steam engine who has been brought by Sir Topham Hatt to pull empty trucks to the coaling plant. Some of the other engines teased her about that, she didn't feel fer job was important enough, and this made her sad. Thomas tried to cheer her up by making everyone think that she had an important train to pull, but at the last minute everything went wrong. In the end, Molly realised how important her job really was, and she knows now that pulling empty trucks can be just as important as pulling full ones. Molly is based on a Claud Hamilton tender engine of the Great Eastern Railway - she's the last of her kind. Two of this class were appointed to haul the Royal trains to Sandringham. Molly is painted bright yellow with grey and red stripes. Molly was originally painted GER blue, LNER apple green, BR black and later EVR green with black wheels. Molly has a four-tone medium whistle.
  • Neville the Black Engine, SR No.C10/BR No.33010: Built in September 1942, arrived on EVR around 1950 and Sodor in 1961, and later 2005, the Cockney-accented poor old Neville fell victim to a series of "rumors" which were spread among the enignes, resulting in Emily thinking was going to biff into all the steam engines. He looks a lot like a Diesel, when he is in fact a steam engine, and a lot of the other engines didn't like him at first. But once Neville's true personality was allowed to shine through in spite of the rumors, the others knew he was a really useful and kind engine after all. Neville is based on a Southern Railway Bulleid Q1 tender engine, which were often referred to as "ugly ducklings". Neville is painted in the British Railway's plain unlined black livery and has the number 33010. He has a brother, Quinten, "Southern Railway Q1 class No. 33001", is currently at the National Railway Museum in York. Neville has a double high A whistle.
  • Dennis the Lazy Diesel, BR No.11001: Dennis is a very lazy diesel who tries to take advantage of others and depend on them to do his work. He first tries to trick Thomas into giving up his afternoon off to help the lazy diesel. Dennis will always create excuses to get out of work, but usually gets caught in his lies, and is always very sorry. Dennis is based on a Bulleid Diesel Prototype No.11001. Dennis is painted light grey with dark grey wheels and red buffers.
  • Rosie the American Tank Engine, NWR No.45/SR No.634: Having arrived on Sodor in 1945, the American-accented Rosie is a friendly little tank engine who idolizes Thomas, and wants to be just like him. And although once, he was keen to get away from her, Rosie proved her worth by coming to the rescue and helping him when he ran into a landslide. Rosie is plucky and determined to do work that the bigger engines think she cannot. While trying to help Emily with the Funfair special, she ended up taking half of the train and losing the trucks when she strained the couplings. But, she knows the importance of being really useful and despite being young and inexperienced, she always tries to learn from her mistakes. Rosie is based on a Southern Railway USA Class "Dock Tank" engine (15 of which were sold to the Southern Railway where they were used as dockyard shunters, replacing Thomas' brothers). Rosie is painted lavender with grey tank panels, gold boiler bands and red detailing on her wheels and metalwork. She has red-pink cheeks dotted with freckles. Rosie's whistle sounds like Bill and Ben's. Rosie has four surviving relatives who have been preserved.
  • Whiff the Garbage Engine, NWR/LNER No.66: Having arrived on Sodor in 2007, Whiff is a kind-hearted, but nevertheless naive little engine who often takes on some of the dirtier jobs on the Island, which commonly involves taking the Island's refuse to the dump. When Whiff first arrived on Sodor, some of the other engines thought his untidy and grubby appearance to be a great joke, but Whiff more than proved to them that looking splendid is no substitute for being a really useful and hard working engine. Nowadays, Whiff can be found shunting trucks at the new Sodor Recycling Plant with his friend Scruff. Whiff is based on the North Eastern Railway No.66 known as "Aerolite" which can be found today at the National Railway Museum in York. Whiff is painted in a dark green livery with black and gold stripes and green wheels. He wears large spectacles on his smokebox - he is the first and only engine to wear glasses. Whiff has a high-pitched two-chimed whistle that sounds like a strange shrill double whistle sound.
  • Silly Billy, NWR No.32: Having arrived on Sodor in 2007, Billy is an impetuous little tank engine, who thinks that he knows better than the other more experienced engines on the Island. When Billy first arrived on the Island, he wouldn't listen to a thing that Thomas advised him to do; he thought that he knew it all and Thomas was being a very bossy engine. However, Billy soon learnt his lesson when he ran out of coal and water, and realised that he didn't know as much as he first thought. He knows now to listen to the advice of his elders, and not to do things his own way! Billy is based on a Manning Wardle L Class 0-6-0ST. Billy is painted orange with green and yellow lining.
  • Stanley the Silver Saddletank Engine, NWR No.31: Having arrived on Sodor in 2007, Stanley was brought to the Island to help during the construction of Great Waterton, and soon became very popular among the engines of Tidmouth Sheds in Thomas' absence. At first, Thomas was jealous, but he soon found that Stanley is a hard working, friendly, determined and resourceful engine who will do his utmost to help his friends out of jams and tricky situations, and that's what makes him so likable. Stanley is based on a Hudswell Clarke/Kitson No. 5459 "Austin I" hybrid tank engine with a two-tone very high-pitched whistle, a tall funnel, two bunkers; one at the front and the other that is slightly angled at the back. Stanley is painted silver all over with red wheels and lining. He has a red running plate with a dark grey basecoat, and his name on each side of his saddletank.
  • Hank the American Engine, PRR No.1361: The Texan-accented Hank is a big, bold blue engine from the United States of America, and is easily one of the biggest engines ever to tread wheel on the Island of Sodor. Hank means well in his manner and is always willing to helping the smaller engines with their duties, as shown when he first arrived and had to help Thomas out when the plucky little tank engine took on more than he could handle. Hank is based on a Pennsylvania Railroad's K4 Pacific tender engine with British-style oval buffers added to the back of his tender for coupling. His whistle sounds like a very low sound which is very long too. Hank is painted dark blue with red wheels, a red cowcatcher and red lining.
  • Flora the Yellow Steam Tram, NWR No.46: Flora is a cheerful and attentive little steam tram who has been brought to help work on the new Great Waterton Tramway, working alongside Toby as Sodor's other steam team. When Flora first arrived on Sodor, she helped Toby lead the first annual Great Waterton parade with the other engines, and recieved her very own special Tram Car to perform her passenger duties. Flora is based on a 1904 Moseley Road Tramway steam tram, rebuilt into standard guage. Instead of buffers, she has three couplings upon her front and rear bufferbeam. She is a hybrid Falcon/Kitson tram with 6 side windows, no fascia on her roof design, ornate smokestack and general front/rear appearance modified for standard gauge. Flora is painted bright yellow with green and white lining, red cowcatchers and sideplates and green boards on her roof reading "Sodor Tramways".
  • Victor the Steamworks Engine: Victor is a small Hispanic engine from Cuba, who was brought to Sodor by Sir Topham Hatt to help run his Steamworks. Victor is kind, friendly and always willing to provide advice, guidance and help the other engines whenever he feels they require it. He keeps a particularly watchful eye over Kevin, as the young crane tries to find his way around, while muddling though his mistkaes and mishaps. But although Victor is friendly, he takes work very seriously and stands no nonsense whatsoever from troublemakers, particularly the naughty Diesels. Victor is the only narrow gauge engine in the North Western Railway. Victor is based on the ALCO's #1173 engine, a single-build standard gauge Baldwin 0-4-0ST-T Minaz (plate No.42671) built in 1915 and modified to narrow gauge that worked on Carlos Manuel de Céspedes sugar plantations in Cuba. Victor is dark red with yellow stripes, and black and yellow hazard stripes on his bufferbeams. The side of his cab has the "Sodor Steamworks" logo. Victor has a A flat whistle recorded from a Canadian engine at Steamtown NHS in Scrantion, Pennsylvania.
  • Charlie the Fun Engine, NWR No.14: Charlie is well known on the Mainland for being the most fun engine ever, and is the favorite engine of the Mainland Controller. He came to Sodor to help Sir Topham Hatt, and had heard that Thomas was even more fun than he was. But after his first day on Sodor, Thomas and the other engiens taught Charlie that work has to come before play if you want to be a Really Useful Engine. So while Charlie is still a fun loving samp eager for play, he knows also that working hard is more important than "playing" hard. Charlie is based on a Manning Wardle K Class tank engine. Charlie is painted purple with gold and light purple trim and red wheels, and has the number "14" painted in gold on his sides. He has a brother called "Sharpthorn" who resides on the Bluebell Railway.
  • Logging Locos: A trio of engines who too wild on the Mainland and sent to Misty Island.
    • Bash & Dash the Mischievous Tank Engine Twins, NWR Nos.43 and 44: Bash & Dash are mischievous twins who always finish each others sentences. They are playful and eager but get things wrong because they don't have any rules on Misty Island. Bash & Dash are based on the Bear Harbour Lumber Company's locomotive #1, which is known as a "gypsy" and have their gearings on their backs and their cabs are sturdier. They are modified to standard gauge (from narrow gauge). It's almost easy to tell them apart - Bash's boiler, wheels, and lining are painted grey, his cab and dome are painted yellow, while Dash's boiler, wheels, and lining are painted yellow, his cab and dome are painted grey. Bash & Dash can run on either wood or oil. Bash has a high G whistle, while Dash has a high A whistle.
    • Ferdinand the Climax Engine, NWR No.42: Ferdinand is a gentle giant. He is a bigger and slower engine who is able to make special tweeting sounds with his whistles. He runs on wood and oil and can often be heard saying "that's right". Ferdinand is based on a Climax Class C (pre-1910) logging locomotive modified to standard gauge (from 3' gauge) with British-style buffers. Ferdinand is painted teal with grey lining. He has a high A flat whistle.
  • Scruff "the Scruncher", NWR No.77: Works with Whiff at the Sodor Recycling Plant, Scruff loves being dirty and hates being cleaned. Scruff is based on a Sentinel steam shunter. Scruff is painted lime green with dark green stripes.
  • Puffa the Steam Engine: Puffa is a steam locomotive who works on the dockside railway at Sodor Shipping Company. Used for a variety of tasks within the port and at the docks up river, he is a trusted friend of the Star Fleet and Warrior in particular. Puffa is seemingly based on BR 80 heavy-duty tank engine but has characteristics common to many switcher/shunter locomotives including a short wheelbase and over sized cylinders for his diminutive size - he also features many US features including an American-style whistle, oil-burning headlight, diamond smokestack and a cowcatcher. He doesn't have front buffers. However, he has rear buffers to match the British rolling stock.
  • Chooch the Goods Engine: Chooch is a tank engine who works at Sodor Shipping Company with Puffa. Chooch superficially resembles an 0-6-0 US Army tank engine with a German-designed cab and cylinders near his front buffers. He has "Dock Railway" on his tanks. His whistle is identical to Puffa's, but with the lower pitch.

Rolling Stock

  • Troublesome Trucks: The Rascals of the Railway. They come in all shapes, sizes and types, and love to cause grief and despair for whichever engine has to take them out. They have been known to cause constant accidents if their engine is careless and annoy them most by singing rude songs, loud and long. Only the most experienced and strongest of engines can keep them in order and they are quick not to fool with those who do. Both Thomas and James have their own sets of trucks - Thomas owns 8 green trucks that usually behave well, while James owns 8 blue trucks that usually can be as troublesome as normal trucks can be.
  • Rocky the Large Breakdown Crane: The Northern Irish-accented Rocky is a cheerful big crane who wants to be friends with everyone on the Island of Sodor. When he first arrived, some of the engines thought that because Rocky couldn't move on his own, he wouldn't be useful; but he soon proved everyone wrong when he managed to clear a pile of pipes off the ine and lift Gordon back onto the track. Now everyone knows Rocky is a really useful crane, used greatly for maintenance and rescue operations around the railway. Rocky is based on a Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton steam crane, built around 1945. Rocky is painted burgundy with yellow hazard stripes.
  • Annie & Clarabel: Thomas' faithful coaches, given to him to carry passengers on his branchline. Annie can only carry passengers and travels nearest Thomas, while Clarabel carries passengers, luggage and the conductor. Both are quite old, but they and Thomas have a good friendship and often act as voices of reason whenever Thomas gets worried or above himself. Annie & Clarabel are based on LBSCR 4-wheeled coaches No. 100 with a rigid chassis, with fixed axles; originally LMS non-corridor suburban bogie coaches. Annie & Clarabel were originally orange-brown; they are now painted maroon with a yellow stripe like the rest of the NWR coaches, with their names written in white on their sides.
  • Henrietta: Toby's coach and faithful companion. Toby is attached to her and can tell how she is feeling. Henrietta was very lucky to live on Sodor with Toby when their old tramway in East Anglia closed, and was glad to miss being made into a henhouse. Henrietta is based on a GWR Wisbech and Upwell 4-wheel passenger coach, no. 7. Henrietta has one sister left, being a bogied version of herself. Henrietta is painted orange with a brown cabin and red bufferbeam. Her face is on her back door.
  • Victoria: Built in 1882, Victoria is a vintage coach who once worked on the Furness Railway with her late sister Helena. However, when she was taken out of service, she was later made into a garden shed and found her way onto Sodor. It was there that Thomas found her in 2007, and suggested Sir Topham Hatt restore her to help Toby and Henrietta to transport Quarry workers. Together, Henrietta & Victoria are called "Toby's Vintage Train", and both feel Really Useful! Victoria is painted blue with white windows, and is based on Furness Railway 2nd class 4-wheeled coach. While she was a summerhouse, her paint had faded, leaving her a dull red.
  • Elsie: Elsie is a small luggage van pulled by Toby. After his tramway closed, Elsie was brought with Toby and Henrietta to the North Western Railway. She shares a carriage shed with Henrietta. Elsie is painted light brown with the letters "NW" painted on her sides in yellow, and based on GER luggage van.
  • Isabel and Dulice the Great Western Autocoach & Toad the Great Western Brakevan, No. GW 56831: The Great Western-accented Isabel and Toad escaped from scrap along with Oliver. Isabel and Oliver worked together on his branchline previously and still does now with the addition of Toad. Toad helps to keep Oliver's trucks in order. He is known to be very pleasant and arguably protective over Oliver's best interest, particularly when he finds himself running into trouble. Toad has much respect for all engines, referring them to as "Mister" or "Miss", as he does so when speaking to "Mr. Oliver". Toad is based on a GWR standard 20-ton brakevan. Isabel and Dulcie are based on a GWR Autocoaches, and are painted in the GWR's chocolate-brown and cream livery. Toad is painted grey with "GW 56831" written on the side in white.
  • Alice & Mirabel: Two Great Western-accented red-and-white Express Coaches who were given to Duck by Sir Topham Hatt after he rescued them from scrap. They are to Duck what Annie, Clarabel and Henrietta are too Thomas and Toby. Alice & Mirabel are based on Great Western Railway Suburban coaches and are painted cream and red.
  • The Chinese Dragon: The colorful Chinese Dragon can be seen at the Sodor Funfair. It's made of paper, and must travel around the island on a flatbed. His mysterious and exotic look tends to scare others at first, but he is actually quite harmless. It is yellow with red and green detail.
  • Old Slow Coach the Victorian Coach: A wonderful Luxury coach in the old days. She would travel on fine Great Western/Victorian lines then, but as time went on she was soon branded as Old Fashioned and spent most of her lonely years in a scrapyard, waiting for her fate. But luckily, Thomas and Percy discovered her and had her restored to her natural beauty, where she is still useful around Sodor. She is now used by Thomas as a special coach that is transported to him, Annie & Clarabel by Gordon with his express. Thomas, with Annie, Clarabel and his trucks then comes from Knapford junction to collect her, coupling up behind the last truck of Thomas' train. Old Slow Coach is based upon a Falmouth Coupe TRI Composite coach, built in 1893 for the GWR. Old Slow Coach is painted in the GWR's chocolate-and-cream livery.
  • Hector the Coal Hopper: The Spanish-accented Hector is one of the biggest and most modern trucks on the North Western Railway. When he first arrived, he was one of the most fearsome and terrifying trucks that the engines had ever encountered. Thomas soon found that Hector never meant to scare anyone, but that he was actually scared of being filled with coal for the first time. Now Hector is as useful as can be, and is no longer afraid of trying new things. His name stands for "Heavily Engineered Coal Truck On Rails". Hector is based on a Union Pacific #7801 hopper car with added buffers. Hector is painted black with "HECTOR" painted on both sides in white.
  • Gordon's Special Express Coaches: These 5 coaches are Gordon's special coaches, which he uses to take his trains. They are painted dark blue with an orange stripe under the windows. These coaches are based on London and North Eastern Railway Gresley suburban stock with added corridor sections onto the ends of the coaches and the larger windows of corriders stock on the far sides. This train is usually full of people from England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Other Express Coaches: Other Express coaches are used by either Henry, James, Bear or any of the other engines. They are similar in design to Gordon's, but were primarily painted yellow-orange until circa 1984, when they were repainted maroon with a yellow stripe, are colored green and red, with custard-yellow window surrounds, respectively and are based on South Railway Maunsell stock, LNER Gresley and GWR Suburban with added corridor sections onto the ends of the coaches and the larger windows of corridors stock on the far sides.
  • Red Coaches: These red coaches are usually pulled by Duck and Oliver on their branchline, but are also used by the smaller engines on the mainline. They were often seen scattered around the yard with trucks. The red coaches are based on LBSCR Stroudley 4-wheel coaches.
  • Martha and Jennifer: Martha and Jennifer are Emily's two six-wheeled green-and-cream colored coaches were given to her after saving Oliver.
  • Spencer's Coaches: Spencer has his own set of coaches for when the Duke and Duchess of Boxford go on holiday. They are painted maroon with a dull crimson finish and red lining.
  • Flora's Tram Car: Flora's tram car is a double-decker green coach, and is her pride and joy. It was given to her at the opening of the Sodor Tramways. It is obviously a modified Falcon 7-window bogied trailer.
  • Tar Tankers: These trucks are filled with tar. They are painted black with "TAR" on the sides in white.
  • Cattle Trucks: These trucks are used to carry cows and other animals.
  • Brakevans: These trucks are an important part of a goods train - it carries the conductor and is equipped with a strong brake to assist with slowing and stopping the train. From here, the conductor can keep an eye on the train in case of problems.
  • Milk Tankers: These trucks carry milk from local farms on the dairy at Elsbridge. They are painted white with "TIDMOUTH MILK" on the sides in blue.
  • Salt Wagons: Looking like a shed installed on wheels, salt wagons carries salt all over Sodor, for salting iced roads, tracks or to leave out for the livestock.
  • Flatbeds and Wellwagons: These trucks are used to transport large items such as cars, tractors and heavy machinery.
  • Sodor China Clay Trucks: Several dozen of these trucks are owned by the China Clay works.
  • Ffarquhar Quarry Company Stone Trucks: These trucks are used on the quarries. They have "FQC" written on both sides.
  • Bolster Trucks: These trucks are used to carry long objects like logs, girders and pipes.
  • Tankers: There are black, white, brown and grey tankers used to carry various liquids.
  • Fuel Tankers: These trucks are used to transport fuel. They are painted yellow with pictures of fire in red diamonds and "SODOR FUEL" in black on both sides.
  • Oil Tankers: These trucks are used to transport oil. They are painted black with an oil rig with oil coming out of it on a yellow circle.
  • Raspberry Tankers: These trucks are used to transport raspberries. They are painted pink with raspberries pictured on the sides.
  • Cream Tankers: These trucks are used to transport cream. They are painted white with milk churns pictured on the sides.
  • Jam Tankers: These trucks are used to transport jam. They are painted silver.
  • Toffee Tankers: These trucks are used to transport sticky toffee. They are painted orange.
  • Thomas' Set of Trucks: Sir Topham Hatt also gave Thomas a set of 8 green-colored trucks. At first, Thomas tried to get his trucks to stay clean, but they thought otherwise. Eventually, Thomas decided his trucks would rather feel useful than clean. They are usually coupled up behind Clarabel, and unlike most Troublesome Trucks, Thomas' trucks have learned to behave and sometimes help to brake.
  • James' Set of Trucks: James recieved a set of 8 blue-colored trucks from Sir Topham Hatt. James had them stay clean, but, after seeing that Thomas' trucks would rather feel useful rather than feel clean, James' trucks decided to do the same and caused James to have an accident with fruit.
  • "The Flying Kipper": "The Flying Kipper" is the railwaymen's nickname for the goods train, usually pulled by Henry, which carries fish from Tidmouth to the mainland.
  • Mail Coaches: These 2 trucks are used to run in a special train in the charge of Percy. These trucks are painted bright red with an envelope with wings painted on the sides.
  • Circus / Funfair Trucks: Every so often, Circus and Funfairs (which consist of carousels, roller coasters, bumper cars, a ferris wheel, the Chinese Dragon and a fireworks display) come and special colorful trucks are needed. All the engines are very excited to pull such trains. Trucks include fireworks vans (which carry fireworks for Halloween celebrations, harvest festivals and funfairs), cattle trucks, and various flatbeds.
  • S. C. Ruffey: S.C.Ruffey acts as the leader of the trucks. Although looking past his prime, this old wagon still has some tricks up his sleeve, teaching the younger trucks how to be troublesome and irritating! Like the Spiteful Brakevan, he liked to cause trouble for the engines, this time around Oliver, who had landed in the turntable well, which Scruffey enjoyed teasing him about. Toad the brake van had a plan that soon put him in his place, and Oliver (accidentally of course!) hauled him to pieces when trying to move a heavy goods train! He was rebuilt, and has since learnt his lesson. S. C. Ruffey is based on a "Private Owner" 7-plank mineral wagon. S. C. Ruffey is coloured grey with "S. C. RUFFEY and Co. Ballast Contractors-Tidmouth-Sodor" painted on both sides in white. Before his accident and repair his parts were rusted.
  • Fred Pelhay: Fred Pelhay is an orange "Private Owner" truck with "FRED PELHAY Coal Co." painted on both sides in white.
  • Rickety: Rickety is a troublesome turquoise truck.
  • U. L. P.: U. L. P is a pink van who teased Oliver upon his return from the works.
  • The spiteful brakevan: This spiteful Brake Van took pleasure in Douglas's misfortune and launched a vendetta against him to have him sent back to Scotland. He was soon put in his place by Donald, and behaved better for a while, until he had another chance for mischief, this time with James as his victim. It was his ultimate undoing when he forced the trucks to hold back, and causing Douglas, pushing from behind, to smash him to pieces...with no chance of repatriation, thank goodness! The spiteful brakevan was based on a standard BR 20-ton brakevan. The spiteful brakevan is painted grey with "NW" on his side in white and 13 20T on his sides.
  • Old coaches: These green and cream coaches are used on slower trains due to their age.
  • Orange coaches: There are a number of orange four-wheeled coaches used on secondary and branchline services.
  • The ballast spreader: The ballast spreader, an unusual-looking machine, replaces ballast on the North Western Railway. He is painted yellow and carries the words "SODOR CHAIN LOAD UNDERCUT" on his side.
  • The breakdown train: We were first made aware of the Breakdown Train when Thomas used it to rescue James from an accident in a field on his first day. It consists of a Workman’s coach, some flat trucks and two large cranes, built to carry engines, coaches and trucks - very useful whenever they are required to rescue a derailed train or engine. Also been seen frequently when maintenance work is needed on the railway. The breakdown train is composed of two cranes, two flatbeds and a carriage for the workmen. It is pulled to accident scenes, usually by Harvey, to lift engines, coaches and trucks onto the rails. They are painted dark green. This train is manned by workmen.
  • The pump car: The pump car is used by Old Bailey to get around his old line, watching for broken signals or collapsed viaducts. He used it to get to Henry after he had accidentally pushed some trucks into a ravine.
  • The rock crusher: Bill and Ben were once sent to collect the rock crusher from Brendam for the Centre Island Quarry. When Fergus told them to be careful, the twins deliberately ignored his advice and made as much noise as they could, which only caused a landslide. Luckily, Fergus pushed them out of the way and took the force of the impact.

Visiting Engines

  • Nick and Evan the Blue Tender Engines, LNER Nos. 98462 and 87546: 98462 and 87546 are rude, spiteful, impolite, and nasty steam tender engines. They are mean to the other engines, notably Edward, Gordon, and Henry. 87456 once refused to work, whilst 98462 was spiteful to the tank engines, which is why they were soon dismissed from the railway. It is not known what happened to them since the decline of steam.
  • City of Truro, No.3440/3717: Built in April 1903, retired in 1961 and restored in 1984, City of Truro is reckoned to be the first British locomotive to exceed 100 mph, acheiving a speed debated to this day as 102.5 mph. He and Duck got on famously during his stay on Sodor, talking about all things Great Western. However, City of Truro sparked jealousy within Gordon and gave the big glue engine ambition to break City of Truro's record. He did this to no avail, and instead lost his dome in the process as it was blown off by a strong gust of wind. City of Truro is now part of the National Railway Colleciton. City of Truro is a GWR City Class tender engine.
  • Stepney the Bluebell Engine, LB&SCR No.55/655/B655/2655/32655: Originally built in December 21, 1875, later rebuilt in October 1912, and arrived on the Bluebell Railway on May 17th, 1960, the Australian-accented Stepney is an engine from the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, filled with bluebells, the air smells sweet and has a loopline. He was the first engine on his new Heritage Railway to be "saved" from scrap, and remains a popular fixture on the railway to this day. Stepney is cheerful, enthusiastic and loves to work. During his visits to Sodor, he had run a special train for an important person - which caused Thomas to be shunted on his own branchline; accidentally held up a cricket match when he took their "one and only" ball for a ride down the line, and helped Duck pull a heavy train when a boastful Diesel became indisposed...however, he almost came to a sticky end when he met 'Arry & Bert at the smelters...but luckily, he was saved again by Sir Topham Hatt. Stepney is based on the real of the same name, an LB&SCR A1 Terrier engine. Stepney was painted in the ochre locomotive livery of the LB&SCT, formally known as "Stroudley's Improved Engine Green". He is currently painted in "Bluebell Black". Stepney has a two-tone high whistle. Has a brother 672 Fenchurch who also works on the Bluebell Railway, 82 Boxhill at the National Railway Museum in York, and seven other brothers also preserved.
  • Bluebell and Primrose, SE&CR No. 27 and No. 323: Bluebell and Primrose are tank engine twins who live on the Bluebell Railway. According to Stepney, they had no names at first so their Controller gave them names. He says it made them over-confident, but they still work hard. At present, Bluebell is undergoing an overhaul with completion planned for August 2010, whilst Primrose is out of service awaiting an overhaul. Bluebell and Primrose are based upon the SE&CR P Class built in 1909-1910 for lightweight passenger trains and later used for shunting.
  • Adams, LSWR No.488/0488/ERK 5/3488/30583: Built in March 31, 1885 and withdrawn in July 31, 1961, Adams is an engine living on the Bluebell Railway. Stepney mentioned him while talking to Edward about the Bluebell Railway. He and Cromford did not have names then, so the others nicknamed him "Adams", after his maker. According to Stepney, his Controller is unaware of this name change. "Adams" is currently requiring a new boiler barrel, but he can be seen on display at the Bluebell Railway along with other engines. The Bluebell Railway has not announced an exact date for his return to steam, but it will be several years at the least. Adams is an LSWR 415 class radial tank engine, built in 1885 for hauling goods.
  • Cromford, NLR No. 58850/58850: Cromford is an NLR 0-6-0 goods tank engine. He was built in 1880 and was used to shunt and pull light passenger trains around Derbyshire in Devon. He was loaned to Barrow Hill Engine Sheds in 1999, and returned to the Bluebell Railway in 2008. He is currently in need of an overhaul. Stepney mentioned "Cromford" while talking to Edward about the Bluebell Railway. Then, he and "Adams" had no names, so the others nicknamed him "Cromford". According to him, the Controller was not aware of the name change. He Cromford is based on NLR Goods Tank engine. Cromford is painted black with red and white strips, which is the BR goods livery.
  • Captain Baxter, No.3: Captain Baxter is an 0-4-0 Dorking Greystone Lime Company Engine. He was built by Fletcher Jennings in 1877 and spent his working life at the Dorking Greystone Limeworks at Betchworth Station; it was here that he gained his mannerism of strong language. In 1960 Captain Baxter came to the Bluebell Railway, and returned to service in 1982 after a comprehensive overhaul. He was later overhauled in 1990, and has recently returned to service following a complete overhaul. Railway volunteers are seeking to appoint the restoration team who repaired Stepney's brother Fenchurch. Stepney mentioned Captain Baxter while talking to Edward about the Bluebell Railway. He says that they are friends, and both miss pulling trucks. Stepney goes on to describe him as a tough, rude engine who worked in a quarry, which gave him bad manners, and rough language. Captain Baxter is now back in service on the Bluebell Railway, having returned to working order in time for the Bluebell Railway's "Bluebell 50 Gala".
  • Bowler "Bartholemew", BR No.D261/No.40 061: Built in February 26th 1960, and like most visiting Diesels to Sodor this one proved no exception to the rule of being rude and rather above his station! However, like all of his kind, he got his just deserts when a bowler hat was sucked into his air-intake during an inspection, and prevented him from pulling the Express, which everyone called him Bowler, and Duck and Stepney had to take for him instead! He left without saying goodbye to anyone and left two things behind - a battered bowler hat and a rather nasty smell! On his second visit, he was to take Percy's mail train, but broke down again and had to be helped by Edward home. Bowler's idea of fun is having himslef polished to the point of blinding within a 15ft radius. Bowler is afraid of children, animals, rain, mud, germs, dust, fumes, flowers, chocolate, milk, bluebottles, hair, stamps, etc. The Diesel is based on a BR Class 40 1Co-Co1. The Diesel is painted in British Railway's two-tone green livery with a black roof and yellow warning panels.
  • Flying Scotsman, No.4472: The last surviving locomotive of the A3 class (with the exception of Gordon), and the first locomotive to go 100 mph came to Sodor in 1968 prior to being shipped to America for a number of years by owner Alan Pegler. Flying Scotsman proved popular with the engines, however, like Gordon and City of Truro, he sparked a little jealousy with Henry, who proved envious of his two tenders. He provided Gordon and the others reassurance at a time when steam on the Mainland was officially being abolished in favor of modern Diesel traction. Flying Scotsman is now out of private ownership and, like City of Truro, was bought by the National Railway Museum in York in April 2004.
  • Harry "Spamcan, No.D199: Built in 1960, 199 came from the Other Railway along with 7101, and managed to cause uproar in the sheds amongst the engines. But during his stay, the arrogant Diesel failed, which led to Henry having to form a “Super Rescue” by hauling both him and 7101 and their trains to the nearest station. He is also the other railway's rough goods engine, and after being humiliated by steam engines, Spamcan decided to toughen up, and never stopped since. He refuses to shave or wash for three reasons; to avoid confusion for Old Stuck-Up, to revel in filth, and to disgust Bowler. Spamcan loves a good scrap, not to mention a good scrapping. On a side note, Spamcan is also very lazy and his driver's favorite food is Spam, hence the name. Diesel 199 was terribly embarrassed—he was called names from “Spamcan” to “Old Reliable”, and thus was sent home immediately. D199 is based on a BR Class 44 "Peak" 1Co-Co1. D199 is painted in the British Railway's "Rail Blue" livery with yellow warning panels, weathered with dirt and face stubble.
  • Old Stuck Up "Quimby" BR No.D325/No.40 125: Built in December 9th 1960, this haughty visitor was very rude about the steam engines, who complained that they were “dirty, slow Smokey things”. The visitor then refused to share a shed with the engines and opted to sleep outside instead. However, when he did have to use the shed's Diesel facilities, he came a cropper and slid on the oily rails and crashed through the back of the wall. He is also the other railway's main express engine, he is a posh twit rude to anyone he meets up with. He loves money, baiting paupers, and himself.
  • Wilbert the Forest Engine, No.3806: Built in 1953 and formerly "G. B. Keeling", Wilbert lives in the Dean Forest Railway, and named after the Rev. W. Awdry. He was glad to help at Sodor when Donald & Douglas couldn't manage the goods work alone, when he found his line too short. However, he temporarily had to help out on thomas' branchline when Pery had an incident with some porridge, but went to Duck's line afterwards to help Donald and Douglas. He's a stronger engine than he seems and is very organised when handling difficult, hard jobs. Wilbert is based on the engine of the same name - a Hunslet WD 0-6-0ST - from the Dean Forest Railway in Gloucestershire, England. Wilbert is painted navy with red lining and black wheels. He also has red nameplates with gold writing. His nameplate has the words "Rev. W. Awdry" underneath "Wilbert".
  • Sixteen, No. 16: Built in 1944, Sixteen had the works number of 2759, but currently known as 16. Sixteen worked in a steelworks where he kept the same routine for most of his working life, stopping in the same place each day. He thought he knew better and often tried to pass the DANGER board without success. However, he took advantage of a damp day and slid beyond it, only to end up “cab over wheels”. Sixteen was sent to the back of the shed, but was apparently saved following his accident and went on to live on a preserved railway in the Midlands. His preservation group in the Midlands is actually the Scottish heritage line of the Caledonian Railway. He is currently out of service, with plans for his future currently unknown. He is privately owned. Sixteen, like Wilbert, is based on a Hunslet WD 0-6-0ST. Sixteen is painted reddish-brown with beige wheels and black and yellow hazard stripes on his bufferbeams.
  • Spencer the Shiny Silver Streamliner, LNER No.2509: Spoilt and big-headed, originally named Silver Link and a cousin of Gordon's, the Upper Class (Posh English)-accented Spencer is the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Private Engine, and he takes them everywhere they go. Gordon felt threatened when he learned that Spencer was the fastest engine in the world - faster than him even. But in spite of his endless bragging, it doesn't take too long before Spencer is put in his place, thanks to his own self-importance and stupidity. However, he has a level of cunning and intelligence when he tried to stop Thomas from getting Hiro repaired. After being rescued by a repaired Hiro, Spencer apologized. Spencer is based on a LNER A4 Pacific tender engine, of which Mallard is part of. Spencer is painted silver with blue-grey cylinders and wheels and black lining. He wears red nameplates with gold lettering. Spencer is also dreadfully jealous of Gordon for having two tenders, and of Pip & Emma for being faster than he is. Aside from Mallard, Spencer has 5 other brothers who have been preserved.
  • Hiro the "Master of the Railway", No.51: The Japanese-accented Hiro is a gentle giant engine who came from Japan to work on the North Western Railway when it first opened many years ago. Hiro was the strongest engine in Japan and earned the name "Master of the Railway" both there and on Sodor. But Hiro began to break down and he was laid aside to await the arrival of parts from Japan...which sadly never came. Hiro was lost for a very long time, but was eventually rediscovered by Thomas who tried to restore him to his former glory. Hiro became a friend to all of the engines throughout this time, but he eventually wanted to go home to Japan. But Thomas was keen to remind him - Sodor would always be his home too. Hiro is based on a JNR Class D51 Mikado Type 2 tender engine with added buffers on his front and his tender, a loose coupling on his tender, and a knuckle coupler on his front (which would have made him an operational impossibility), pushing rolling stock or being pulled away by another engine physically impossible, unless a special adapter used to connect knuckle couplers and loose couplings was fitted onto his knuckle coupler), A flat whistle where the safety valve on the boiler, while real D51's have their whistle on the dome, re-gauged wheels and pistons as mentioned, and other minor modifications and while the real ones ran cape gauge, Hiro runs on standard gauge track. Hiro is painted black with gold bands and fittings and red wheels. His name is written in black on gold nameplates, on his smoke deflectors. He has the number "51" painted on the sides of his tender in white, a reference to his class. Over 170 of Hiro's class have been preserved in Japan.
  • Tornado the Peppercorn Engine, No. 60163: The newest steam engine since Murdoch's class, having been finished in 2008.

Skarloey Railway

Also known as the "High Hills of Sodor", the Skarloey Railway is owned by Sir Topham Hatt, and is run by Mr. Percival. It has a slate quarry. The line was inspired by/based on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales, where the late Rev. W. Awdry worked on as a conductor in the 1950s. Among many stops there are Elephant Park, Proteus' statue, the Mountain Village, Culdee Fell, The Man in the Hills, Boulder, Whispering Waterfall, Glennock, Lakeside, Rumblin, Skarloey and Rheneas (both of which are also the names of two of the engines). Most of the engines (excluding Duncan) speak in a Welsh accent (the engines they are based on (the Talyllyn Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway) are based at Wales).

  • Skarloey & Rheneas the Little Old Engine Bros., SR Nos. 1 & 2: Welsh-accented brothers Skarloey and Rheneas are the oldest engines on the Skarloey Railway - both built in 1864 and 1866 respectively, and approaching 150 years old like their twins Talyllyn and Dolgoch on the Talyllyn Railway within the next decade. Arrived on Sodor in 1865, Skarloey maybe old and tires out easily, but he always helps his friends and never stands for any nonsense whatsoever. He is a great friend of Edward, who used to bring passengers to travel on Skarloey and Rheneas' trains years ago. Skarloey has great respect for all railway staff and knows the importance of passengers being their "coal and water" to keep their wheels running. Arriving on Sodor in 1866, Rheneas is a real "Gallant Little Engine". Many years ago, he helped to leep the railway open by bringing his passengers home on one cylinder. As a reward, he was sent away for repairs and was warmly welcomed seven years later. A brave, daring little engine, Rheneas has always brought his train on time and never gives up the fight. Skarloey is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Talyllyn, a Fletcher-Jennings Class C (1864) saddletank engine, while Rheneas is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Dolgoch, a Fletcher-Jenning Class Bb engine. Skarloey is painted in the Skarloey Railway's red livery and blue-and-yellow lining with his name painted in gold on his saddletank, while Rheneas is painted vermillion with blue-and-yellow lining since 1987. Before 1987, Rheneas is painted in the Skarloey Railway's red livery and blue-and-yellow lining. Skarloey and Rheneas both have two-tone medium whistles. Skarloey's name means "Lake in the Words" in Sudric, while Rheneas' name means "Divided Waterfall".
  • Sir Handel the Little Blue Engine, SR/MSR No.3: Formerly named "Falcon" and arrived on Sodor in 1903, the Welsh-accented Sir Handel worked Duke's old line on the Mid Sodor Railway and, like Peter Sam, was kept in his place by Duke. Despite being one of the more elderly engines on the Skarloey Railway, he is rather "highly sprung", believing only what he thinks is right, and has bad temper normally ends him up in trouble. He was eventually sent to work in the stone quarry out the way where he came back a better engine...but he still shows traits of his previous behaviour now and again. Sir Handel is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Sir Haydn, a Hughes "Falcon" saddletank engine. Sir Handel is painted blue with red-and-yellow lining since 1987. Sir Handel was painted blue with "Falcon" and "MS" written on his sides until coming to work on the Skarloey Railway, where he was painted in the Skarloey Railway's red livery and blue-and-yellow lining before 1987. Sir Handel's whistle has one low toot and a medium toot in that order.
  • Peter Sam the Little Green Engine, SR/MSR No.4: Formerly named "Stuart" and arrived on Sodor in 1924, The Welsh-accented Peter Sam is a busy, bustling little engine, who enjoys hard work and hardly grumbles. He was taught by Duke and has great respect for him. Although susceptible at times, he's a kind engine and always proves his worth by being a happy little worker. But life wasn't perfect for Peter Sam - following an accident with slate trucks, his funnel became damaged and wobbly; during winter, it broke off altogether thanks to an icicle in a tunnel. But luckily, he was given "Special Funnel", which helps him work harder than ever. Peter Sam is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Edward Thomas, a Kerr Stuart "Tattoo" engine. Peter Sam is painted dark green with red-and-yellow lining since 1988. Peter Sam was painted green with "Stuart" and "MS" written on his sides while working on the Mid Sodor Railway. After arriving on the Skarloey Railway, he was repainted in the Skarloey Railway's red livery with blue-and-yellow lining before 1988.
  • Rusty the Little Diesel, SR No.5: The Welsh-accented Rusty is a little diesel engine, who was brought in 1955 to help when Skarloey was sent for repairs. A friendly hard worker, she is constantly working up and down the line, repairing all the tracks, bridges and tunnels along the Skarloey Railway, keeping in generally maintained. Although sometimes given hassle by Duncan for being a diesel, her good nature often shrugs it off. Simply loves adventures and a true friend for life. Rusty is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Midlander, a Ruston-Hornsby Diesel. Rusty is painted orange with yellow lining and white lettering since 1986. Before 1986, Rusty was originally painted charcoal-black with gold lining. Rusty's horn sounds squeaky
  • Duncan the Amber Engine, SR No.6: The Orcadian-accented Duncan was brought in 1958 as a spare engine after Peter Sam's accident. He keeps busy and means well, but can be bouncy and rude, gruff in his attitude. He enjoys nothing more than doing his Rock 'n' Roll, which sometimes leads to his undoing, and hates not having a polish or being overworked. Overall, a kind engine who is a little misguided and misunderstood. Duncan is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Douglas, a Andew Barclay engine. Duncan is painted amber with black and gold lining since August 1994. Before August 1994, Duncan was painted in the Skarloey Railway's red livery with blue-and-yellow lining.
  • Ivo Hugh the New Engine, SR No.7: Ivo Hugh was built by the Skarloey Railway to help out with the additional traffic that has come to the line over the years. He was named after the Chief Engineer of the Maintenance Crew, Mr Hugh, who thought it a great honour to have an engine named after him. Ivo Hugh is based on the Talyllyn Railway's Tom Rolt. Ivo Hugh is painted in the Skarloey Railway's red livery with blue-and-yellow lining.
  • Duke the Wise Old Engine, SR No.8/MSR No.1: Having arrived on Sodor in 1880 and restored in 1983, the Welsh-accented Duke is one of the oldest of the Skarloey Railway Engines (older than Skarloey and Rheneas even), built at Boston Lodge works on the Ffestiniog Railway. He used to work on the Mid Sodor Railway with Stuart (Peter Sam) and Falcon (Sir Handel). But when their line closed, Duke was locked away in a shed and remained there long after his shed was hidden from view by trees and bushes. He was restored, however, 25 years later by travellers who rescued him and brought him to his new home. The other engines are fond of Duke and his tales of "His Grace", the Duke of Sodor - his insight and knowledge make him very wise indeed, despite sometiems mentioned by his nickname: "Granpuff". And whenever the other engines do what he thinks is wrong he would be heard to remark: "That would never suit His Grace!". Duke is based on a George England tender engine. Duke is painted dark brown with red lining with two red plaques on either side of his saddletank with his name written in gold. Duke originally had "The Duke" on his sides and "MS" written on his tender.
  • Fred the Black Diesel, SR No.9: Fred is a Hunslet 0-4-0 Diesel who arrived on the Skarloey Railway in 1989 from the National Coal Board as a secondary Diesel locomotive. He is a hybrid of the best parts of two machines, with a maximum speed of 9MPH and used exclusively for engineering work on the Railway. Fred is based on Alf, a Hunslet 0-4-0 diesel with a maximum speed of 9 mp/h working on the Talyllyn Railway. Fred is painted charcoal-black with yellow lining and white lettering.
  • Mighty Mac the Double-ended Engine, SR No.10: The Welsh-accented Mighty Mac are a Double-Fairlie locomotive on the Skarloey Railway, with two boilers and two personalities. Mighty is the older of the two, while Mac is the younger and more insensible end. When they arrived on the railway, neither end were able to agree on which way to go when taking passengers into the mountains, both have since learnt sense and have agreed to work together in future. Mighty Mac is based on a Ffestiniog Double-Fairlie engine with added bufferbeams with low-set buffers and couplings. Mighty Mac is painted royal blue with gold and orange lining.
  • "Fearless" Freddie the Warhorse Engine, SR No.7: The Welsh-accented Fearless Freddie has spent a great deal of time away from the railway for reasons very much unknown, and was once the fastest engine in the hills. But in his old age, Freddie soon discovers that he's not as fit and fast as he once was. But nonetheless, he's still knowledgable of the old tracks through the hills and uses them to his advantage. Freddie is caring and friendly, and will always do his best for his friends, such as the times he looked out for a new bell for Mr. Percival's new bicycle, and when he tried to organize the Christmas Party at the Wharf for Colin. Freddie is based on a Hunslet engine, Russell of the Welsh Highland Railway. Freddie is painted grey with black and red lining, and a brass dome. He has black nameplates and numberplates with gold writing. Freddie has Emily's old whistle.

Rolling Stock

  • Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima & Beatrice, Nos. 4, 1-3 & 5: These coaches were built to carry the first passengers on the line and still see regular service on the line today. Agnes is the first class coach; Ruth, Lucy and Jemima are all third class and Beatrice is a brakevan. Ruth, Lucy, Jemima and Beatrice are based on the Talyllyn Railway's first, second, third and fifth carriages, whereas Agnes is based on the Talyllyn Railway's "Lulu". Agnes, Ruth, Lucy and Jemima are painted blue with cream windows, while Beatrice is painted all blue. Jemima is somewhat deaf.
  • Cora the Narrow Gauge Brakevan - No.6: Cora is a grey-colored (originally blue-painted) brakevan who was built by the Falcon Works in 1885 and purchased in 1951. She worked with Peter Sam on the Mid Sodor Railway when he was known as Stuart years before. She is mainly used for maintenance and goods trains. Cora is based on Talyllyn Railway carriage 6, which was a brakevan from the Corris Railway.
  • Ada, Jane and Mabel the Open-sided Coaches - Nos. 7, 8 and 9: Arriving on Sodor in 1957, Ada, Jane and Mabel are three open-sided coaches who are painted cream and green with their names written on their backs in cursive, originally light blue. They are used for tourist traffic when it is sunny. At first they had no roofs, making Sir Handel consider them trucks, but they eventually had roofs built to rectify it. Ada, Jane and Mabel are based on Talyllyn Railway carriages 11, 12 and 13. Ada was built in 1955, Jane in 1956, and Mabel in 1957.
  • Gertrude & Millicent the Bogie Coaches - Nos. 10 & 11: Arriving on Sodor in 1955, Gertrude & Millicent are two bogie coaches with the same cream and blue livery as Agnes, Ruth, Lucy and Jemima. Sir Handel considers them the only "proper" coaches on the Narrow Gauge Railway and likes to take them on his own. Millicent has a compartment for the conductor. Gertrude & Millicent are based on Talyllyn Railway carriage 9 and 10. Gertrude was built in 1954 and Millicent in 1955.
  • The "Picnic" Special: Duke pulls this train for summer visitors, and it is Duke's special train. He'll take the train even on days when he feels poorly. These coaches were recovered from the Mid Sodor Railway when Duke was found. The coaches for this train are based on the Ffestiniog Railway carriages 10, 16 and 23 and are painted blue.
  • Other Narrow Gauge Railway Coaches: More bogie coaches are used on the Narrow Gauge Railway when there are more visitors. They are based on Talyllyn Railway carriages 16 and 18-23 and are painted red with a yellow stripe running under the windows or blue and cream like Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima, Gertrude and Millicent.
  • The Tea Room Special: This is a coach Peter Sam found for the Refreshment Lady. Peter Sam can often be seen taking it, so the Refreshment Lady can serve at her favorite places. It is based on the Talyllyn Railway carriage 7, which was once a tea room.
  • Narrow Gauge Railway Breakdown Train: It is often hauled by Rusty, along with Cora.
  • Slate Trucks: These trucks are used to carry slate down from the incline up in the mountains and are the Skarloey Railway's main type of truck. Besides carrying slate, they have been known to carry broken branches and sheep. The slate trucks are based on the ones used by the Talyllyn Railway.
  • Coal Trucks: There are also trucks that resemble the coal trucks on the Sodor Railway, which carry coal and tools for the repair train.
  • Goods vans: These trucks on the Narrow Gauge Railway have a door on each side, and are used for carrying anything that must be protected from the weather.
  • Gunpowder Tankers: These oddly-shaped trucks are loaded with gunpowder. Because gunpowder is so dangerous, engines must take the utmost care when shunting and they are usually put in the middle of trains for safety. Gunpowder trankers are painted black with "D. FUSIT" on the sides in white and "GUNPOWDER" underneath in red. The Gunpowder tankers are based on the same type of tankers used on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Arlesburgh and Arlesdale Railway

The Arlesburgh and Arlesdale Railway is a 15"-gauge railway running from Arlesburgh along the old route of the Mid Sodor Railway to Arlesdale. The line is mainly used to transport waste materials from several of the abandoned mines at Arlesdale for use as ballast, but it also attracts popularity due to the novelty of being pulled by a 1/3 scale engine. The owner of this railway Mr. Roger Sam. This railway is based on the real-life railway called Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. The engines here were brought to Sodor when their railway in England closed. Their line starts from Arlesdale, the top station of Duck's branch line, and goes into the hillsides when they collect ballast from the quarries. Sir Topham Hatt uses this ballast for his railway.

  • Rex the Small Green Engine, A&AR No.1: Having been built in 1923 and arriving on Sodor in 1967, Rex has a remarkable personality. He's cheeky and thinks himself as a "know-it-all" which has once or twice landed him in trouble such as when he did the wool runs and ended up on his side. Strangely he and Mike enjoy teasing each other, especially when Rex mentioned that when they were painted red, passengers thought he was Mike. Rex is based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's River Esk. Rex is painted green with red and yellow lining, a brass dome, red nameplates with gold writing mounted on each side of his smokebox and "Arlesdale" written in gold on his tender.
  • Bert the Small Blue Engine, A&AR No.2: Having been built in 1894 and arriving on Sodor in 1967, Bert is younger than Rex and Mike, and is often bossed about by either of them. He's a good worker, but can be rather tempermental if not maintained properly, as shown by his reaction to being splashed by the Rev. Teddy Boston and the Rev. W. Awdry when they came to visit the Arlesdale Railway. Bert has undergone a rebuild to look more like a proper narrow gauge engine, similar to his Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway counterpart, River Irt. Bert is painted blue with red-and-yellow lining, a brass dome, red nameplates with yellow writting mounted on each side of his smokebox and "Arlesdale" written on his tender in yellow.
  • Mike the Small Red Engine, A&AR No.3: Having been built in 1966 and arriving on Sodor in 1967, Mike is a very conceited and haughty little engine indeed. He thinks he's the best engine to run the line, and doesn't let the others forget it. However, he considers himself a goods engine as he enjoys pulling truks rather than passengers. He finds the coaches and passengers to be awkward, and prefers the peace of pulling a train of ballast trucks instead. Mike is based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's River Mite. Mike is painted in the North Western Railway crimson livery and blue-and-yellow lining, a brass dome, red nameplates with yellow writing mounted on each side of his smokebox and "Arlesdale" written on his tender in yellow.
  • Frank the Grumpy Diesel, A&AR No.4: Having been built in 1929, Frank is a diesel who tends to get grumpy if he doesn't get what he wants and his bad behaviour often lands him in a sticky spot, much like when he never appeared in a previous small railway volume and felt left out. But he's actually a kind-hearted engine who knows how important teamwork is on a railway, and is always on hand to help out and do his duty regardless. Frank is based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's Perkins, and is painted light gray with a red stripe. He has red nameplates with gold writing.
  • Jock the Small Yellow Engine, A&AR No.5: Having been built in 1976, Jock is the newest engine on the line, from having been built to help out if Rex, Bert or Mike fail or if Frank can't manage their work alone. He was named "Jock" thanks to an idea by Douglas, who mentioned that the engines he saw in the Highlands were painted yellow and were called "Jocks". He's a much harder worker and can pull heavier trains than the others, but is always willing to lend a buffer in an emergency. Jock is based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's Northern Rock, and is painted in a Highland Railway yellow-green livery with red and dark green lining, a brass dome, red nameplates with yellow writing mounted on each side of his smokebox and "Arlesdale" written on his tender in yellow.
  • Blister I and Blister II, A&AR Nos. 6 and 7: These two engines are four wheeled tractor units which are used for maintenance and shunting duties on the Small Railway, but originally brought in for line construction. Their nickname of "Blisters" was given to them by the staff due to the starting difficulties on cold mornings! The Blisters are based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's Cyril. Their trouble starting is based on the trouble experienced with the Muir-Hill Fordson granite tractors that worked at Ravenglass with stone traffic until 1953. Blister I and Blister II are painted black with wasp stripes on their fronts.
  • Sigrid of Arlesdale, A&AR No.8: Sigrid of Arlesdale was built in 1969 with a Hydraulic engine, replaced by a Perkins later on, from plans made by the Small Controller, Ivan Farrier. Sigrid is one of the four Diesel locomotives on the Arlesdale Railway and was named after a Sudrian heroine from the 11th Century who secured the defeat of the Norman Invasion in 1094. Sigrid of Arlesdale is based on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway's Shelagh of Eskdale. Sigrid of Arlesdale is painted in a two-tone blue livery: B.R. diesel loco blue with a light blue band.

Non-rail vehicles

  • Terence the Crawler Tractor: Terence is slow but adaptable, he can go anywhere thanks to his caterpillar treads. Despite being teased about them, he just laughs it off and carries on with his work. When Thomas first met Terence, he was quick to criticise his treads - but soon realized their worth when Terence was able to pull him free of a snowdrift. His services have also proved most helpful in rescuing Mrs. Kyndley, Elizabeth and Bertie from sticky situations too - involving snow and mud respectively. But most often, Terence can be found happily ploughing fields by the side of Thomas' branchline. Terence is based on a 1934 vintage Caterpillar Model Seventy - the largest and last design of petrol-powered tractors in Caterpillar's range, and has a detachable plough and a widow's peak. Terence is painted orange with grey caterpillars and a small black exhaust pipe.
  • Bertie the Railway Bus: Bertie is a cheerful red bus, always ready and able to help the engines with their passengers, although he does get above himself when he boasts that roads are best sometiems. He first met Thomas when he got stuck in the snow, and afterward got to know him a little better following a race to prove which of them was faster. Bertie is always happy to help Thomas and the other engines when needed, and is a true friend to all. Bertie is based on an AEC Regal "T Class" London Country Area bus. Bertie is painted in the common red livery of buses in the UK. His license number is "CRD54".
  • Trevor the Traction Engine: When Edward first met Trevor, he was still in good condition but he was due for scrap because his master thought he was old-fashioned. But with the help of the blue engine and Trevor's old driver, Jem Cole, they saved him from scrap when they convinced the Vicar of Wellsworth to buy him. He now lives in the Vicarage Orchard, owned by the Vicar. Slow and versatile, he's a very hard worker, but his favorite time is the Vicarage Fete, where he patrols around the Orchard giving rides to children, who he enjoys most of all. Trevor is based on a William Foster and CO. 8-ton traction engine built in the 1920s for farm work and hauling heavy loads (one of which was previously owned by the Rev. W. Awdry's friend the Rev. Teddy Boston). Trevor is painted green with bright yellow boiler bands and red wheels and lining. Trevor was originally painted black with gold boiler bands and chimney cap.
  • Harold the Rescue Helicopter: Speaking in a manner reminiscent of an RAF pilot, Harold lives at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center. He once thought railways were "slow and out of date", but had to eat his own owrds when he lost a race against Percy, whom he become a good friend to. He is a brave and loyal rescue helicopter, patrolling the skies of Sodor, looking for anyone in distress, always the first to report any urgent news or arrive on scene to perform a rescue. Sir Topham Hatt finds him a great use to fly the skies to travel long distances quickly. Harold is based on a Sikorsky S-55 helicopter, built in the UK as the Westland Whirlwind, with added floats. Harold is painted white with red lining.
  • George the Steamroller: George is a rude and grumpy steamroller. He is part of the “Anti-Rail” league, always rebelling that “Railways are no good - turn ‘em into roads!” George has had several run-ins with the railway - firstly with Sir Handel, and then causing trouble for Duck, Gordon and Thomas, where he had his roller removed for a whole week as a punishment! However, George proved his worth when there was trouble at the new Sodor Airport. He was brought to flatten the new tarmac after Thomas caused an accident prior to the first aeroplane that was due to land. Not all bad then, eh? George is based on an Aveling and Porter steamroller owned by the Reverend Teddy Boston, who also owns the traction engine on which Trevor is believed to be based. George is painted in an all-over green livery with yellow boiler bands and his name painted on his boiler.
  • Caroline the Car: Caroline is an ancient car. Although she can be temperamental at times, she’s a dear old soul, who really enjoys calm, country runs, which certainly wasn't what she got on the day she had to chase after Stepney the Bluebell Engine when the cricketers' ball landed in one of his trucks! However, she was very grateful to him following her chase when Stepney graciously took her back to the cricket field on a flat-truck. Requiring delicate handling, Caroline doesn't react well to high speeds, which cause her to overheat tremendously. Caroline is based on a 1941/1928 Oxford Cabriolet "Bull-nosed" Morris Oxford. Caroline is painted red and gold. Her license plate is URA 1.
  • Bulgy the Double-Decker Vegetable Bus: Bulgy was a rude double-decker bus. He tried to convince passenger that railways were useless by telling lies and having a few grudges with Duck and Oliver. However, he ended up in a tight spot when he crashed into a low railway bridge, and had been turned into a henhouse. Just recently, he was taken out of "retirement" to aid Sir Topham Hatt during a busy summer period when Thomas and Emily were unavailable for work. But after a disastrous run with his old friends the hens, he's now living his new, happier life as a vegetable bus, becoming good friends with Izzy Gomez. Bulgy is based on an AEC Routemaster bus and is painted green and cream, previously red and cream with ANTI-RAILWAY sign is on his right-hand side, and the RAILWAY BUS sign on his left. His license plate is BLG1.
  • Bulstrode the Barge: Bulstrode is a grumpy, miserable barge. Nothing is ever right for him and is always having a moan about something to someone. However, this disagreeable fellow was firmly put in his place when Percy and some trucks accidentally caused a hole in his hull - to this day he is a “special attraction” on Knapford beach. Children play in him all day long, and despite still moaning and droning on, no-one really listens anymore - they don't have to! Bulstrode is based on a mid-1920s two-hulled self-propelled coastal barge developed to carry coal and gravel around the English coast with some smaller models being adapted for the larger rivers passing around factories and mills. Bulstrode is painted cream, black and red.
  • Lord Stinker the Garbage Barge, No.8: Warrior's favorite garbage barge, Lord Stinker is very intelligent and has proved that he is more than just a barge. He is distinctive of wearing a clothespin to escape smelling his own stench.
  • Frank & Eddie the Railway Barge Twins: A pair of twin railway barges who work with Top Hat, and are used for the transportation of the North Western and Skarloey Railway rolling stock across the docks. they are very quick-witted and are among the few that can deal with Top Hat's superiority. Both speak with Cockney accents.
  • Izzy Gomez the Banana Tramper: A trampsteamer from Mexico who is frenemies with the Tugs. He sometimes tries to convince them to tow him into port for free, or at least for a cut-price rate, and is not above trying to sneak in against the law. But he does have a good streak so he's more of a rogue. He speaks with a strong Mexican accent, wears a sombrero and has the U.S.M. Flag as his smokestack insignia.
  • S.S. Roxstar: An ocean liner who can be seen at Brendam Docks. Also the most beautiful ocean liner ever to come into Sodor waters.
  • The Duchess: The first ocean liner to ever appear at Brendam Docks. She's one of the biggest liners around. The Duchess seems to be based on the Hamburg-America Line ship SS Imperator, which was given to the Cunard Line after World War One to replace the RMS Lusitania which was torpedoed of the coast of Ireland in 1915, and renamed Berengaria after the 12th Century English queen of the same name. Like the Imperator (Berengaria), she has 3 stacks, a open promenade, and is 919 feet long. When Admiral Star says that she is "one of the biggest liners around", he means that she's not the largest liner in the world, a reference to how Imperator was surpassed by her younger sisters Leviathan and Majestic. Her nationality is British.
  • Princess Alice: The second ocean liner to appear at Brendam Docks.
  • S.S. Vienna: S.S. Vienna was the most vague, but at the same time most beautiful ocean liner ever to come into Brendam Docks. She was pale mauve in colour and, much to Lillie Lightship's jealousy, certainly captured Hercules' breath! She is a blend of the Cunard Liners RMS Mauretania, RMS Aquitania and one of several German four-stackers of the early 20th century, such as the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie or the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II.
  • Cranky the Dockside Crane: Cranky resides and works at Brendam Docks, constantly loading and unloading goods from ships and trucks. Because the docks are so bustling, he hardly gets any rest and becomes very irritable and snappy - hence his name. He also has a high and mighty attitude, which annoys the engines sometimes, and once was especially rude to Thomas and Percy. But when he was toppled over during a horrendous storm, the two tank engines came to his rescue and hasn't been as rude to them since. Cranky is painted olive with black and brown pullies amongst his mechanism and two work plates on each side that read "CRANKY".
  • Fire Tug: Speaking in a Cockney accent, the Fire Tug has a major role in the health, safety and well-being in Brendam Dock. He is level headed and down-to-earth, and is usually bright eyed, although his stubble makes him appear quite rough, however he is alert and keen to get to work. He is painted white and red.
  • Butch the Breakdown Vehicle: Butch is a friendly breakdown truck, with great strength and a good friend of the NWR, responsible for hauling broken cars, and assisting with various demolition and reconstruction work. Despite his size, he always takes pride in his work. Butch is based on a Scammel tank recovery vehicle. Butch is painted yellow with a navy flatbed and "Sodor Heavy Recovery Unit" written on both sides in white. His license number is BRK 03.
  • Elizabeth the Vintage Steam Lorry: Elizabeth is an old steam lorry, who was actually the first ever lorry that Sir Topham Hatt drove in his younger days. No one knows how but she had been locked up in an old shed for years, but was only discovered and restored into her former beauty when she was brought out to help Thomas. She can be very proud and stubborn at times, but can move great loads in nimble timing, which what makes her special. And more importantly, she's a great friend of the engines. Elizabeth is based on a Sentinel DG4 steam lorry with a three-way tipper behind her cab. Elizabeth is painted maroon with gold and black stripes. Her license number is D645.
  • Jeremy the Jet Plane: Jeremy lives at the Sodor Airport. When he first met Thomas, he was very boastful about being able to fly, which made Thomas feel sad and left out. But when they worked together to save the children's picnic from a summer storm, both Jeremy and Thomas realized that no matter how you're able to travel, you can still be really useful. Jeremy is based on a BAC One-Eleven Airliner. Jeremy is painted white with a navy stripe.
  • Madge the Snub-Nosed Lorry: Madge works in the hills of Sodor for the Skarloey Railway, doing jobs that railway can't reach. She is of sorts a motherly figure to the narrow gauge engines and always puts the wants and needs of others before her own, which can sometimes lead to trouble for herself - whether it be her getting covered in mud after making sure Skarloey and Rheneas are clean and shiny, or teetering over the edge of a cliff when she goes fast when delivering Duncan to the Transfer Yards. All the same, a loveable and warm character who is a friend to all the narrow gauge engines. Madge is based on a 1964 Scammel Scarab 6-ton tractor lorry. Madge is mostly green along her trailer and the bottom half of her cab, whilst the top half of her cab and her headlights are cream. Her license number is FMA 53F.
  • Colin the Wharfside Crane: Colin works with the narrow gauge engines unloading barges for them to take into the High HIlls of Sodor from the canal. Colin is fixed in place, and sometiems as a consequence of this, he feels lonely and left out out important or special events that are taking place away from the busy, bustling Wharf. However, his good friends on the Skarloey Railway always do their best to make sure Colin is included, and one Christmas, Freddie even managed to persuage Mr. Percival to hold the Christmas Party at the Wharf so that Colin could be there. Colin is mostly green with red pullies and cogwheels amongst his mechanism. He has a grey roof with grey boards along the top of his cab above his door.
  • Kevin the Steamworks Crane: Kevin is a young, enthusiastic crane who works at the Sodor Steamworks with Victor. Kevin is often seen rushing around the Steamworks, very keen to give a helping hook to all the engines who pay a visit for repairs. However, his haste and speed can often cause mishaps, and Kevin is well known for dropping things on the floor of the Steamworks by accident. But Kevin means well, and under the watchful eye of kind "boss" Victor, he is learning to be a really useful crane and become a real credit to the Steamworks. Kevin is based on a Ransome and Rapier 6-ton crane with an added inclosed cab. Kevin wears a yellow livery with black warning stripes.
  • Lillie Lightship: A special and much-loved lightship who is placed at Dender Rocks to warn shipping of potential hazard. The Sodor Shipping Company have the contract to provide her with the necessary fuel to keep her light shining.
  • Captain the Wooden Lifeboat: Captain is a life boat and is part of the Sodor Search and Rescue Center. he is a cheerful hero and is not ostentatious or egotistical about his job. He'll do anything, for rescue. He is very confident and is always in control when faced with emergency situations. Captain is based on an Ex-Royal National Lifeboat institution (RNLI) Liverpool Class Lifeboat. Captain is painted yellow, blue and red with white lining.
  • Sodor Line: A steamboat that Thomas once traveled in.
  • Grampus the Midget Submarine, No.36: Once owned by the navy and speaking with a Central English accent (with a noticeable lisp), Grampus is a close friend of the Tugs in Brendam Docks and has helped them out in various situations. He has a tendency to blow water in the tugs' faces, mostly at Top Hat. Grampus is probably based on a Plunger class submarine and is probably named after the USS Grampus (SS-4) which was a Plunger class submarine.
  • Sea Rogue: Sea Rogue is also known as "The Pirate". In darker times he stole barges for two mysterious green eyed tugs, who had captured Sea Rogue's Uncle, and threatened to scuttle him unless Sea Rogue stole more barges for them. The Green-Eyed Pirates were later caught out by Ten Cents, Sunshine, Grampus, and Sea Rogue himself, who devised a plan to capture the two fiends. Sea Rogue had been previously mistaken as the pirate himself, hence his nickname and he later forgave the Star Tugs for ever thinking that about him. He then returned to a peaceful life with his uncle. Sea Rogue's appearance was intimidating, especially his eye patch, a typical pirate trademark. He was a completely black tug in colour, and didn't seem to work for any particular fleet, although the "Mi" symbol on his stack suggests that he worked for the munitions company, as the same symbol is seen on the factory and warehouse doors.
  • Sea Rogue's Uncle: ea Rogue's Uncle was never named, although he was referred to as "Old Man" by his nephew Sea Rogue. He was an elderly tug with a brownish colour scheme, appearing only in "Pirate". He was kidnapped by the "Green-Eyed" tugs, who held him as ransom in order to make his nephew steal barges. He was later rescued by Grampus.
  • Bluenose the Naval Tug: Speaking in a regimented Army English accent, Bluenose plays precisely by the rules and acts as a kind of army sergeant towards the other tugs. He is annoying, bossy, pompous, and self-centered. He is notorious for putting orders before common sense. Because of this, he is not well-liked by the engines nor the tugs alike. He started a great dock fire that caused the naval tramper Krakatoa to sink and nearly killed Cranky.
  • Fultan Ferry: It is a paddle-driven ferry boat used for moving goods and vehicles across the bay.
  • Little Ditcher the A-Frame Crane: Small and dirty, Little Ditcher is one of the smaller floating cranes to be found at the docks. He is sometimes used for dredging up-river or for oyster fishing in the estuary, as well as various other jobs. His size makes him unsuitable for rescue operations.
  • Scuttlebutt Pete the Salvage Dredger: Speaking in a Northern-Irish accent, he is a notorious gossip - hence his name. He believes in ghost, and enjoys voicing superstitions and telling old sea stories, particularly when the fog comes around. Although he can be grumpy, he is a friend of the Tugs. However, dredger detail is an upopular task with the Tugs, and is often given out by the Admiral as punishment.
  • Pearl the Oyster Barge: Pearl usually works with Sunshine dredging for oysters with Little Ditcher.
  • Boomer the Houseboat: The Irish accented Boomer was found floating adrift by the Tugs where he revealed he was a jinx, which Ten Cents was very skeptical about. After many incidents including sinking and his engine failing then catching fire, just to name a few, Ten Cents finally believed that he had a bad luck streak. After he was repaired, Admiral Star decided that Boomer was to become a houseboat. He now resides at an upriver jetty, "Dun Tuggin" where he can relax all day, and the jinx had finally left him. His whistle is a recording of an engine for the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway.
  • Billy Shoepack: Billy Shoepack is an alligator tug. He was ridiculed by the Star Fleet and Zug. However, after he helped them out of a sticky situation, the others learned better. In his most recent appearance in Up River, he helped Sunshine out of a pile of logs which the smaller tug got trapped under. Unfortunately, this caused the logs to be washed downstream, out of control, so he got few thanks. Billy Shoepack carries lots of dynamite, and has helped the Star Tugs out of two sticky situations.
  • Burke & Blair: Burke and Blair are notorious scrap dealers, and scavengers. Burke is the one with the moustache, and Blair wear the glasses. They tried to convince O.J. he was ready for scrap, but failed to convince the determined O.J.
  • The Pirates: A pair of villainous tugboats who slipped into Bigg City Port with the intension of stealing loaded barges that could be sold off illegally for trade. To increase their security, they used Sea Rogue as their decoy, and to make sure that he performed their bidding, they took his uncle hostage and threatened to sink him if Sea Rogue disobeyed them. With the unexpected help of Zip and Zug, the Star Fleet and Sea Rouge were able to capture the pirate tugs and hand them into the authorities. The pirate tugs were mysterious-looking vessels with black paint and a distinguishable pair of green-tinted spotlights. They are known among fans as 'The Green-Eyed Things'. The Pirates may have been inspired from the Mysterons from Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons. The similarities mainly being their booming voices and green eyes; two traits the Mysterons are known for.
  • The Coast Guard: The Coast Guard is a small vessel who acts as customs officer for the port. He often stands at the entrance to the estuary ready to question and check incoming shipping before clearance. On other occasions he stands by and over-looks large-scale operations, such as demolition and quarry work. He also doubled as a 'one-man' police-force. Despite his size, he has heavy influence and authority over the vessels of the port. He speaks with a neutral English accent.
  • Johnny Cuba: Johnny Cuba is a notorious and violent tramp steamer gangster. His strong accent and dialect indicate that he is from Australia. Johnny had arrived at Sodor Shipping Company to make plans with fellow criminal friends during a period of strong and troublesome tempest weather. He threatened Zebedee and manipulated him into helping him into the port. Johnny sent Zebedee on an errand to steal a barge of coal, and threatened to sink him if he landed either of them in trouble. Due to a feud between Johnny and Admiral Zero that occurred in the past, Zebedee was placed in an awkward and dangerous situation, until Hercules discovered Johnny's hide-out in an abandoned dock. He attemped to escape, but Zebedee stuck up courage to ram him against the keyside and then take him to the authorities. Despite Johnny's claim that "they can't hold Johnny Cuba!", they did.
  • Nantucket: Nantucket is an old dirty tramper and a notorious villain. He attempted to trick Sunshine into taking him into port by pulling down the checkered quarantine flag. After his plan was foiled, he was sentenced by the Coast Guard to a further forty days in quarantine along with Zorran.
  • Coast Guard's Messenger: The Coast Guard Messenger is a small motor boat with a shrill whistle, he informs the Star Fleet of Lillie Lightship's predicament, having been sent by the Coast Guard to deliver the message. The same small vessel doubled as the 'mad' speed boat that caused the accident He is located beside the Fire Launch.
  • Old Rusty: Old Rusty is a rusty old naval tramp steamer, anchored out in the estuary. He said that he had been anchored there for two years, he seems to be quite kind and complements Warrior saying it would be boring without him.
  • Big Mickey: Big Mickey is described as "the Port's biggest crane". He was once stationed at the steel works quay for loading and unloading when the Star Tugs and Z-Stacks were competing for the Steel Company contract. He was later transferred to the Munitions Quay to load the naval tramper Kraka-Toa.
  • Mighty Moe the Floating Crane: Mighty Moe is Sodor Shipping Company's largest floating crane, well known for his booming voice. He is used for many salvage operations, in which he usually takes charge.
  • Jack the Grappler: Jack the Grappler is the official, and seemingly only, Grappler of the Garbage Corporation in Sodor Shipping Company. Most of his speaking parts were shared with Warrior.
  • Sally Seaplane: A friend of the Tugs who have the contract to provide her fuel. She's a good friend of Sunshine. Sally's technical defintion is a "flying boat" because her main source of buoyancy, like a ship, comes from her hull/fuselage with small floats on each wing to stablise her, unlike the other form of seaplane - the "floatplane" which uses a normal aircraft fuselage with large floats slung underneath to support it on water. Sally's tail-number is S-ALLY, a fictional sequence that would not be assigned to a real plane - any civil aircraft registered in the United States has a tail-number beginning with the letter 'N'. Her basis, however, is actually a British design - namely the Saro A.19 "Cloud" seaplane that first took flight in 1930.
  • Old Wheezy: Old Wheezy is a wooden logging crane. Despite having a name, he has no face or voice. Old Wheezy is the biggest crane in the logging camp, but is dangerous and reckless; he tends to throw logs and flatbeds instead of working properly. Bash, Dash, and Ferdinand find it amusing and even fun, but Thomas found Old Wheezy too frustrating to work with, making him search for other equipment to use instead.
  • Hee-Haw: Hee-Haw is a steam donkey on Misty Island. When Thomas refuses to work with Old Wheezy, he has Hee-Haw put to use to move the Jobi wood. The logging locos try to tell Thomas to not use Hee-Haw as he uses a lot of oil, which they need to run.

Sodor Construction Company

The Sodor Construction Company, also known as "Packard and Co." or "The Pack", is a company whose ownership is shared by Jenny Packard, Mr. Percival of Skarloey Railway and Sir Topham Hatt of the North Western Railway. The construction company, first conceived by Jenny's father, Mr. Packard, involves various work such as building, demolishing, and transportation.

  • Jack the Front Loader, No.11: Jack is a front loader and the newest addition of the Pack. He's very active and enjoys hard work. He learned all about the importance of "Safety First" on his first day when he had an accident whilst trying to do the work for a bigger and more capable machine. Despite that, he's a keen and enthusiastic work and a good friend to Thomas and the other Pack members. Jack also helped to lead the Pack during the restoration of Great Waterton, rallying the others to do a good job for Thomas and Stanley. Jack appears to be based on a Nuffield Tractor. Jack is painted red with the top half of his cab painted cream. He has the number "11" painted in white on his sides.
  • Byron the Bulldozer, No.18: Byron is a mighty bulldozer. He's one of the oldest machines on the site and likes nothing better than showing the other machines how to do a good job, whether it be moving rock or leveling site foundations for the important building work to begin. But while Byron takes a great deal of pride in his own work, he bears in mind that he's part of a team, and works hard for Miss Jenny alongside the other Pack members. Byron is yellow with a black cab with the number "18" painted on the sides of his cab in yellow.
  • Kelly the Crane Lorry, No.17: The Welsh-accented Kelly is large and strong and can lift just about anything. She is the oldest member of the Pack, having been the first machine that Miss Jenny's father ever bought to work on his team, and uses her experience to guide the others and help them when they're all working together on jobs. Kelly is dark blue with a cream crane arm and red lining. Her wheels are dark blue with red lining. She has the number "17" painted on her sides in white.
  • Alfie the Excavator, No.12: Alfie is an excavator and lives to the motto - "More work means Dirt! More dirt means more fun!" Alfie is the smallest member of the Pack, but despite his diminutive size, he still manges to get the work done without fuss; and in the past has even shown the bigger machines that his smaller size can be a big asset to the group and the work they do. Alfie is particularly good friends with both Jack and Percy, and like them, enjoys being really useful. Alfie appears to be based on a 1960 K1C10&K excavator. Alfie is painted green with his number "12" painted on his sides and on the back of his cab in white.
  • Max & Monty the Dump Truck Twins, Nos. 15 & 16: Full names being "Maximilian" and "Montgomery", they are the devious and troublesome dump truck twins. They're known to cause trouble for the Pack members and also the engines; but are sternly scolded by Miss Jenny when found out. Despite being unruly at times with dangerous stunts, they have a good side in them - somewhere - and still do the work like everyone else. Max & Monty resemble early examples of 4-wheeled 40-ton Mack/Euclid dump trucks. Max & Monty are painted red with grey dumpers. Their numbers are painted in white upon their sides. Max has a thick front bumper, whilst Monty has a "Two pipe-type" front bumper. Also, Max speaks in an Eastern European accent, and Monty speaks in a neutral English accent.
  • Isobella the Lorry, No.22: Isobella is a tough little steam lorry, who takes a great deal of pride in her appearance and goes to great lengths to preserve her paintwork's gleam. Isobella is the second female member of The Pack, and is used for transporting materials to and from the sites to be used for construction work, as well as being used for other sorts of removals beyond the work The Pack is involved in. Isobella is painted yellow with red lining. Isobella is based on a Sentinel DG4 steam lorry with a flat-bed behind her cab. Her license number is YX4892.
  • Ned the Steam Shovel, No.19: Ned is a large, old steam shovel, and one of the biggest machines in Miss Jenny's team. He's sometimes known to be absent-minded and clumsy, and is always liable to cause accidents around the sites because of these attributes. But the other members of the Pack don't mind too much about his mishaps, because they know he's really a kind soul with a heart as big as his bucket. Ned is painted brown and orange with a grey roof, a dark brown bucket, arm and chassis and yellow detailing. He has the number "18" painted on each side.
  • Buster the Steamroller: Buster is an eager and cheerful little steamroller who is always keen to do a wheel's turn of work for Miss Jenny. Like Jack and Alfie, Buster is one of the younger machines in the Pack and delights in having fun when going about his duties on the construction site. He also has a rather vivid imagination also - winning races against Max & Monty when mending the race track, and comparing the mole ridden football pitch to "a giant green fruit bun". Buster is based upon an Aveling and Porter steamroller. Buster is dark red-orange with yellow lining.
  • Patrick the Cement Mixer, No.23: The Irish-accented Patrick is quite a boastful soul. He knows all there is to know about cement and thinks it's one of the essential means of keeping the building site running. Patrick is older than a lot of the other machines and has a lot of experience in construction, he means well despite his pride and boastfulness, and likes to help the younger less experienced machines. Patrick is based on an early Mack 6-wheel truck modified into a cement mixer. Patrick is painted maroon on the top half of his front, the section of his mixer closest to the cab and the rear section closet to his cement pipe. He is painted cream on his lower half of his front and upon his cement mixer in the middle.
  • Nelson the Ballast Tractor, No.10: Nelson is an intelligent ballast tractor whose job is to haul heavy machinery to and from the construction sites. As the bearer of such weighty loads, he often feels overworked, but will never complain. However, Nelson's dreams of being carried himself did come true one day when he had to haul Thomas to the Steamworks, and he himself managed to get a lift back to Miss Jenny's yard on Percy's flatbed. Nelson is based on a Scammell ballast tractor with a low loader trailer. Nelson is black with cream lining, red allow wheels and a front beam. He has his name painted on his front cab above his windows and has his number "10" written on his cab doors in cream.

Sodor Airport

Close to Dryaw, the Sodor Airport is where holidaymakers come by air to see the Island of Sodor.

Sodor Wharf

The Sodor Wharf is an interchange station between the Narrow Gauge and Sodor Railways. It contains an enormous shunting yard, factories and warehouses, all located beside canals and rivers in which boats and barges deliver and take cargo. The wharf is close to Brendam Docks.

Sodor Shipping Company

The Sodor Shipping Company is at Brendam Docks, where Cranky works. It has a number of warehouses. Ocean liners (like the S.S. Roxstar) and trampsteamers (like Izzy Gomez) and the paddle-driven Fultan Ferry frequently pass here. The Star Tug and Marine Company and Zero Marine Sodor are stationed at Brendam Docks. The Tugs who work for the Sodor Shipping Company are based on the tugs of San Francisco waters from the 1920s.

  • Ten Cents the Harbour Switcher, No.1: Speaking in a strong East End Cockney accent, Ten Cents is a switcher who works alongside Sunshine. He is helpful and always follows orders, but he is known to be cheeky at times. Ten Cents has a crest atop his hat. His capabilities range from the towing of barges to liner docking operations. He is good friends with Thomas. He is quick-witted and takes action swiftly without hesitation. Always willing to set aside his own safety for the sake of others. Like the rest of the Star Fleet, Ten Cents is based on the tugs of San Francisco from the 1920's, and his name reflects his American origins. Unlike the other tugs of Bigg City, Ten Cents' whistle/hooter was modeled to resemble a face complete with a red flat-cap like Sunshine's - it's tone is strident but middle-pitched and Ten Cents almost always sounds it in a quick double-or-triple-bursts.
  • O.J. the Paddle-Driven Harbour Tug, No.3: Speaking with a Welsh accent, O.J. is the "wise elder" of the fleet. Despite his old age he is always ready to work and is often put in charge of group operations. O.J. is the only paddle tug left on Sodor, described as "versatile, but slow". He is indeed capable of a variety of tasks, but is sometimes restricted by his age and mechanical condition. O.J. is based on the Eppleton Hall, built by Hepple & Co of South Shields in 1914. Eppleton Hall originally worked in 1914 for the Lambton and Hetton Collieries Ltd. O.J.'s whistle is the deepest of the Star Tug's, and has a distinct 'warble' in it, sounding very much like a distress klaxon sounded for short bursts.
  • Warrior & Big Mac the Harbour Tug Brothers, Nos. 5 & 2: Warrior and Big Mac are brothers. The Glaswegian accented Big Mac is the second strongest tug in the fleet. He is tough and is normally given heavy loads to work with. He is riverwise and experienced in many types of danger. The South London accented Warrior, on the other hand, is probably the clumsiest Tug on Sodor. He gets confused very easily, and prefers doing easier work. Warrior is also the only tug with a fixed fire hose, and mainly works with Lord Stinker. Big Mac and Warrior are based on the tugs of San Francisco waters from the 1920's. As opposed to his gruff personality, he is fitted with a rich and melodic chime whistle. Warrior's whistle has a single note and is very nasal, much like a factory hooter.
  • Top Hat the Railway Tug, No.4: Speaking in an Upper Class (Posh English) accent, Top Hat is the fleet's railway tug. He is uppity and often gets too proud and above himself. He gets annoyed very easily, too. He is often ridiculed by his companions, particularly Ten Cents. He does however have respect for Lord Stinker. He mainly works with Frank & Eddie the Railway Barges. His raised wheelhouse allows him to get a better view of things. Like the rest of the Star Fleet, Top Hat is based on the tugs of San Francisco waters from the 1920's, although he also resembles John-A.-Dialogue-&-Sons-built New York Central Tugboat 13, which is also a railway tug. Like OJ, Top Hat's whistle is very deeply pitched, but softened somewhat in comparison with OJ's - he is also fitted with a fog-horn.
  • Hercules the Ocean-going Tug, No.6: Being Sodor's only ocean-going tug and Admiral star's largest vessel, Hercules is the captain of the team in a way who speaks with a clear, soft tone and a politically correct (P.C.) English accent and keeps a cool head in tough situations. Admiral Star trusts him enough to win contracts up the coast. In winter, he is often out at sea answering distress calls and is sent out to escort large vessels into port. Hercules flirts a lot with Lillie Lightship, and is held in high regard by most of the tugs in the docks. He is famously known for referring to his fellow tugs as "ma' dears", "darling" and "sweetheart". ike the rest of the Star Fleet, Hercules is based on the tugs of San Francisco waters from the 1920's although he resembles the Ocean-Going Tug Hercules, an actual vessel from 1907 with an identical hull and superstructure, based in San Francisco. Like Big Mac, Hercules is fitted with a chime whistle, but one with a 'cleaner' sound and a two-tone signiture.
  • Sunshine the Little Switcher, No.7: Sunshine works mainly with Ten Cents. She can be occasionally cheeky at times, but she is very strong willed nevertheless. Sunshine has a rather soft Newcastle (or Geordie) accent and (most of the time) she whistles when she speaks, because she is missing some of her front teeth. She is good friends with Percy whom she often works with at the Wharf as well as the Skarloey Railway engines. Like the rest of the Star Fleet, Sunshine is based on the tugs of San Francisco waters from the 1920s. On the subject of whistles, Sunshine's is middle-to-high pitched and has a distinct 'whooping' sound which could best be described as 'upbeat', suiting her personality and name.
  • Zorran the Harbour Tug, No.1: Speaking with a neutral English accent (with lashings of Cockney), Zorran is is regarded as the cunning leader of the Z-Stacks and is the number one tug of the fleet. He is renowned for his deviousness and scheming prowess. Similar to O.J., Big Mac, Warrior and his Z-Stacks companions Zak and Zebedee, he is a harbour tug. Like the rest of the Z Stacks, Zorran is based on the Moran Fleet of NYC waters from the 1920's. Although he's a steam tug, his deep aggressive whistle sounds more like air-horns fitted to modern diesel ships.
  • Zebedee the Harbour Tug, No.2: Speaking with a Liverpudlian accent, Zebedee is a devious Z Stack, he's Admiral Zero's second tug and Zorran's right hand tug. Zebedee is one of the more complex characters, an easy-going tug whom winds up the Star fleet for a reason or another mean and vindictive on the outside, but on the inside there is much to his personality. Beneath his tough exterior is one of the only Z Stacks to have a conscience. Like the other Z Stacks, Zebedee is based on the NYC Moran Fleet Tugs from the 1920's. Zebedee's whistle produces a single flat note: Bwaa-!.
  • Zak the Harbour Tug, No.3: Speaking with a gruff Cockney accent, Zak is the third member of Admiral Zero's Z stack fleet, he's used for a wide variety of tasks around Bigg City Port. He's quite a thuggish character, often aggresive and threatening. He's usually seen working with his brother Zebedee. Like the rest of Zero marine, Zak is based on the Moran fleet Tugs from the Roaring 20s. His whistle sounds like Warrior's, but only deeper with two tones.
  • Zug the Harbour Switcher, No.4: Speaking with a Midwest Estonian accent, Zug is an ambitious young tug, and one of the Z Stacks switchers. He mainly works with Zip, and likes to think of himself as the intelligent one. Compared to Zip, he certainly is intelligent. Compared to anyone else, he's not. He comes up with devious plans for him and Zip to use, though the plans usually fail. Zug is Admiral Zero's 4th Tug, a harbour switcher who is used for a wide variety of tasks around Bigg City Port. Zug is quite an ugly Tug, and he and Zip are best friends. Zug basically commands Zip, who's too frightened to make any good suggestions. He's sneaky, cowardly and he needs the other Z Stacks around for courage. Zug's capabilities range from the towing of barges to liner docking operations. Like the rest of Zero Marine, Zug is based on the Moran Fleet Tugs of the 1920's. Zug's whistle has a hooting quality that sounds very much like a squeeze horn, but deeper.
  • Zip the Harbour Switcher, No.5: Speaking with a neutral English accent, Zip is Captain Zero's second 'harbour switcher'. It is safe to presume that he is also the newest addition to the fleet, as well as the youngest. He works, nearly always, with Zug (No. 4) and together they are often used to win minor contracts (such as the freighting of quarried bolders) and other such duties. Zip is famously described as 'Zug, only worse'. His head is often in the clouds, and he is well known for being a coward. He is easily scared and sometimes speaks out of turn. He is very quick to back down when engaging in an argument, and is easily dominated. Zip is often described as being 'slow in the head', for it will often take him a while to catch onto things, even basic terms and phrases like devious. He is mostly left out of plans, but may come up with his own, screwing up the original. When terrified, he cries like a baby. Like the rest of the Z-Stack fleet, Zip is based on the Moran tugs of New York. Zip's whistle, much like Star switcher Sunshine, has a 'whooping' sound, but is deeper, with a middle-to-low pitch.


Voice Cast


  • Ben Small as Thomas/Arthur/Stepney/Jack/Ferdinand/Skarloey/The Diesel
  • Keith Wickham as Edward/Henry/Gordon/James/Percy/Duck/Donald and Douglas/Oliver/The Fat Controller/Salty/Dowager Hatt/Sir Lowham Hatt/Bertie/Harold/Salty/Captain/Dash/Alfie/Kelly/Oliver (The Pack)/Bear/Derek/Rheneas/Sir Handel/Peter Sam/Rusty/Troublesome Trucks/Derek/Mr. Percival/Neville/Den/The Spiteful Brakevan
  • Matt Wilkinson as Toby/Spencer/Stanley/Victor/Kevin/Murdoch/Rocky/Bash/Whiff/Mr. Bubbles/The Mayor of Sodor/'Arry and Bert/Diesel 10/Harvey/Buster/Byron/Patrick/Nelson/Ned/Max and Monty/Duncan/Freddie/Duke/Mighty Mac/Troublesome Trucks/Scruff/Jeremy
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily/Molly/Mavis/Rosie/Lady Hatt/Miss Jenny/Isabella/Alicia Botti/Bridget Hatt/Elizabeth/Annie and Clarabel/Henrietta/Caroline
  • Jimmy Hibbert as Diesel/Bill
  • Rob Rackstraw as Ben/BoCo/Toad/Billy/Troublesome Trucks
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Jo Wyatt as Daisy/Flora
  • Pui Fai Lee as Lady
  • Jeremy Nicholas as Charlie
  • Kerry Shale as Butch/Thumper/Hank/Smudger
  • Michael Angelis as the Narrator


  • Martin Sherman as Thomas/Charlie/Stanley/Skarloey/Sir Handel/Peter Sam/Arthur/Stepney/Farmer Trotter/Dash and Bash
  • Kerry Shale as Sir Topham Hatt/Diesel/Cranky/Bertie/Troublesome Trucks/Hector/Duncan/Butch/Sir Lowham Hatt/Ferdinand/Jack/Alfie/Patrick/Max and Monty/Duke/Jeremy/Neville/Thumper/Hank/Smudger
  • William Hope as Edward/Percy/Henry/James/Toby/Duck/Oliver/Kevin/Murdoch/Salty/Troublesome Trucks/Rheneas/Rusty/Whiff/Stephen Hatt/Nelson/Buster/Kelly/Oliver (The Pack)/Ned/Billy/Freddie/Mr. Pericval
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily/Mavis/Rosie/Molly/Alicia Botti/Bridget Hatt/Lady Hatt/Miss Jenny/The Duchess of Boxford/Annie and Clarabel/Henrietta/Caroline
  • Glenn Wrage as Gordon/Spencer/Donald/Victor/Diesel 10/BoCo/Byron/Mighty Mac
  • David Bedella as Douglas/Rocky/'Arry and Bert/The Mayor of Sodor/The Duke of Boxford
  • Alcyin Packard as Daisy/Flora/Lady/Elizabeth
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Keith Wickham as Captain/Dowager Hatt/Den/The Spiteful Brakevan
  • Michael Brandon as the Narrator and Mr. Bubbles

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